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Is it possible to differentiate between benign apraxia of lid opening vs correlation to cerebral cavernoma?
Speculation: The location of the lesion (cavernoma) may be the best way to delineate whether it is "symptomatic " or "asymptomatic". apraxia of eyelid opening is still not fully benign as it is commonly associated with other neurological conditions. It is best to seek evaluation by a neurologist in person. ...Read more
Common and benign: Cavernous malformations, or cavernous angiomas, or cavernomas, are a type of vascular abnormality of the central nervous system. They consist of a cluster of abnormal, dilated vessels. People are typically born with a tendency to have develop them, but are usually benign and most everyone do not have any symptoms, but some may have headaches or neurologic symptoms, and should see a neurologist. ...Read more
What is the risk of developing cavernoma during life time if you have DVA diagnosed on MRI? (I'm 30 and I have discrete supratentorial DVA)
Congenital: Developmental Venous Anomalies are congenital, benign lesions. They are typically discovered incidentally, with a relative high prevalence in the general population. See http://www. Hopkinsmedicine. Org/healthlibrary/conditions/nervous_system_disorders/developmental_venous_anomalies_134, 73/ ...Read more
I have a 35 year old friend with a brainstem cavernoma, that has bled a couple of times. Is there any definitive treatment for this condition?
Need more info: Depends on whether the cavernoma is large enough to coil the vessels supplying it. Surgical resection causes more damage that the risk of bleeding. ...Read more
I have multiple cavernomas of hypointense dots in all brain territories with chronic hemorhages. How do I know which of my headaches are hemorhages?
Hard to tell: Most of your bleeding in this category will be clinically quite silent, and I would use an anti migraine drug to help manage the headaches, which are likely secondary. If you have a severe headache with neck pain and stiffness, associated with nausea and vomiting, this would be a sign of more widespread bleeding needing rapid care. ...Read more
I have multiple cavernomas of different stages, most with chronic hemorhagic changes. No acute bleeding, ischemia or mass lesions. Can I lift weights?
Probably okay.: Some physicians are concerned that lifting weights could cause the lesions to bleed again. While this has never been proven, I would recommend starting out slow and slowing ramping things up. If you experience a severe headache, you should stop and contact your physician. ...Read more
4months before discovered venous angioma at brainstem pons. Took rest symptoms gone. Now its new got pain righteye, shakyvision. Related with cavernoma?
See your doctor: Go back and see the physician with whom you consulted earlier. This sounds potentially quite severe and you should be seen and examined asap. ...Read more
Is exercise harmful in patients with cerebral cavernomas? I've begun experiencing nausea during workouts and post exertional headaches.
No: Central cavernomas are serious, interesting phenomena. As you must know, if it's that deep, then surgical removal is probably not possible (or wise). But critical issues are the extent of arterial involvement (if any), and of larger than capillary involvement (if any). Your neurologist and neurosurgeon should be able to give you a solid assessment of this. ...Read more
Is there any way to treat, or reduce the size of a brain stem cavernoma with diet or supplements?
7 days ago I had dental filling lower left. Now I have tries us with 25mm opening. What should I do? I cannot take NSAIDs because of my cavernoma
What does "multiple cavernomas, most with chronic hemorrhage changes" in an MRI brain report mean?
Another name is cavernous hemangiomas. They are abnormal vascular lesions with small compartments containing blood products. They do not have large feeding arteries or draining veins like AVM's, but may have venous angiomas. If symptomatic, treatment is surgical.
http://www. Webmd. Com/brain/cavernous-malformation ...Read more
Moderate to severe eyes pain, it's like a pressure on my ocular globes, from behind. Mri- cavernoma. Depression. What's wrong with me?
Cavernoma: More information is needed, as most cavernomas are incidental findings on MRI as most of them are asymptotic. Presentation will also depend on site of cavernomas. Headaches are present in only 12% of cavernomas. Please talk to your physician, the chances your depression is the culprit for headaches are there too. ...Read more
On both sides of my head behind my ear there's a extreme sharp pain, extremely sensitive. I have a cavernoma on my brain, daily migraines?
Acute neck pain and head ache for days, possibly from prolonged iPad use. No fever or vomitting. Can it be a microbleed? I have multi-cavernomas.
Thalamic cavernoma, suffer from horrible headaches. Tried different strengths of tylonol, advil, (ibuprofen) migraine meds, nerve block injections no relief sugestions?
Ask your doctor if: He would recommend giving you imitrex, topamax, (topiramate) opioids, tricyclic antidepressants/tca etc. Have ur blood pressure checked. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Webmd. Com/migraines-headaches/default. Htm? Names-dropdown=id. Http://www. Doctoroz. Com/videos/all-natural-headache-cures. ...Read more
Please see this published, peer-reviewed abstract for a good summary of what I think our current understanding of the role of radiosurgery in the treatment of cavernous malformations is:
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/24093575
good luck with your decision. ...Read more
Radiosurgery: A controversial subject as historically radiosurgery was not effective on cavernous malformations and not recommended. There have been some recent papers suggesting an effect might be possible but there are no definitive answers yet for this form of treatment ...Read more
Yes: Generally speaking, abnormal blood vessels formation such as cavernous malformation or aterio-venous malformation can be treated with surgery, embolization or stererotactic radiosurgery (srs). Intracranial lesions are risky because bleeding from those can cause stroke or even death. Srs with gamma knife or linear based external srs are both effective. Contact neurosurgery and radiation docs. ...Read more
I had brain surgery to remove a cavernous malformation on my brain stem. Any idea on how long it will take my eyes to heal?
Depends on healing:
After brain surgery, any new neurologic deficit will heal. The amount of healing depends on how badly brain was injured.
The duration of healing is easy to figure out. It depends on how rapidly or slowly you are healing.
If it has been a few weeks since your surgery and your eyes are getting better, then the healing will be fast. If it has been years, the healing will take a long time. ...Read more
Dizzy spells. Room spins. Nausea. Not on seizure meds. Last MRI was 3 months ago and clear. 2 years ago right temporal lobe cavernous malformation res?
Dizziness: Seems like may be vertigo Consider lyme, herpes I infection, also since you have a right cavernous sinus malformation would check that out as well with an MRI because now you have symptoms.. Meclizine will help with the vertigo but you must be seen by ER/ urgent care today (as soon as possible today like immediately) because of your history, it could be a bleed. ...Read more
Benign MS occurs in about 15% of people with relapsing remitting MS. It means a person has 1-2 attacks of MS symptoms and no other symptoms the rest of their life.
We cannot determine who has or does not have this form of MS, but it would be nice to be able to determine this. ...Read more
ENT: Presbycusis, or loss of hearing that occurs due to aging can be suspected by just about any physician, but an ear nose and throat doctor in my opinion is the best person to help. A good quality audiogram along with an ent's interpretation and recommendations are the way to go, at least in this doc's opinion. I wear a hearing aid so I'm kind of partial to a good ENT doc. ...Read more
Clinically: A dermatologist just needs a glance, and an experienced generalist can usually make the call. Occasionally it's questionable and the real decision in any case is, "Do we treat it, and if so, how? " Best wishes. ...Read more