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My mri shows indidental cavum septum pellucida...... I definetly don't have skitzophrenia..... is this bad to have? does it mean im more likely to have dimensia when im older? im 24
Do not worry: You have a congenital normal variant.Get a more detailed answer ›
I did brain MRI this morning and one of the results was: there is evidence of cavum septum pellucidum what does that means?
Likely nothing wrong: The "septum pellucidum" is an anatomical structure in the brain that separates what are known as the 3rd ventricles. In the fetus, it actually begins as a "cavum" form (meaning the structure is split down the middle). Normally, it later after birth. But sometimes it doesn't or in other circumstances it may re-split (head trauma, seen in boxers as well as seen in nontraumatic conditions). ...Read more
Probably normal: The septum pellucidum is a normal midline structure in the brain. When this thin membrane is split it forms a cavity. This may represent a normal anatomic variant or a incomplete form of midline developmental anomalies such as dysgenesis of the corpus callosum. Enlarged cavum septum pellucidum have variously been associated with schizophrenia, affective disorder&other neuropsychiatric disorders. ...Read more
Cavum septi pellucid: From http://neuro.Psychiatryonline.Org/article.Aspx?Articleid=100939 - enlarged cavum septi pellucidi (csp) is a neurodevelopmental anomaly associated with schizophrenia...A small csp is common in a large proportion of healthy control subjects and is therefore considered to be a "normal variant." determination of how large a csp must be in order to reflect pathology is unclear. Normal is 1-4 mm. ...Read more
Fetal brain: Cavum septum pellucidi is a fluid-filled space less than 10 mm wide between the frontal horns of the lateral ventricles of the brain, and below the anterior portion of the corpus callosum (connects the two hemispheres of the brain). If it is not seen on fetal head ct between 18 and 37 weeks, midline malformations may be present, and a thorough exam of the fetal CNS should be done. ...Read more
Piercing: Of course it will hurt if you pierce your septum and dimples. The nose is very sensitive and the piercing has to go through several layers. You put yourself at risk for infection and scarring, too. Piercing through your dimple is a bad idea too. You risk infection and scarring and there is the added risk of damage to the facial nerve resulting in a crooked smile. ...Read more
Septal piercing: Have it closed surgically.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can a septoplasty ever fail? I mean, after a while can the septum return to its old position from before the septoplasty?
This : This is a common concer for patients. The answer depends on how the septoplasty surgery was done to begin with. In my practice i usually remove the deviated cartilage and bone so there is no chance of the septum in that area to shift position. Cartilage does have memory so techniques that attempt to reposition the septal cartilage with scoring, etc don't have as high a success rate. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hi, i'm 24 years old pretty healthy and have had a hole in my septum since i was 13, I have never used cocaine and i don't under stand why?
Numerous causes: Nasal septal perforation has many causes, including Cocaine abuse, chemical insult, septal surgery, trauma, and habitual nose picking. Diseases that can cause nasal perforation include syphilis, tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, cancer, and wegner's granulomatosis (a rare condition affecting the nasal tract). Perforation can cause nasal congestion, nasal drainage, and recurrent nosebleeds.Fromwww.Mdguid. ...Read more