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Ct of brain shows multiple old right and a single left chronic thalamic lacunar infarcts measuring up to 1 CM noted. What does all that mean?

Ct of brain shows multiple old right and a single left chronic thalamic lacunar infarcts measuring up to 1 CM noted. What does all that mean?

Multiple CVA: Basically the ct reveals multiple infarcts or areas of the brain that have been damaged by lack of blood flow. This could have been caused by blood clots blocking arteries in the brain or areas of plaque in blood vessels causing blockage. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Infarction (Definition)

When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more


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If MRI brain scan says chronic infarct noted in occipital lobe &prominence noted in basal cisterns, cortical solci then shall I see neuro or physchoDR?

If MRI brain scan says chronic infarct noted in occipital lobe &prominence noted in basal cisterns, cortical solci then shall I see neuro or physchoDR?

Micro infarcts on mr: This really depends on what symptoms you are having. Probably the first person you should see is a neurologist for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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What are tiny chronic infarct right frontal white matter?

What are tiny chronic infarct right frontal white matter?

Many things: Your question probably relates to a finding which is usually seen on a MRI report. In general, there are individuals with silent infarcts in the white matter that are due usually to hypertension. The radiographic finding that is reported is seen as small, punctuate white dots, that can be small vessel disease, infection, vasculitis, or a variant of normal. ...Read more

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What is chronic infarct right thalamus?

What is chronic infarct right thalamus?

Old stroke: Chronic implies longer than 3-6 months. Brain infarct is a stroke, due to blood vessel obstruction. Risk factors might include hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and the presence of an old stroke predicts future stroke risk. So, likely best to start an anti-platelet drug. Discuss this with your doc. ...Read more

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I was detected to have a chronic lacunar infarct, left parietal periventricular white matter. Please advise what it is and if it is fatal.?

Sign of a stroke: Such a term implies there is evident of an old stroke (size matters) on the left side of the brain in ther deeper area beneath the surface. Periventrical lesions there are common for small strokes often associated with hypertension/diabetes - it obviously was not be fatal in itself, but the underlying disease must be managed medically. The effects may best be measured by neuropsych. ...Read more

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Chronic lacunar infarcts in right thalamus & left basal ganglia after TB meningitis. She's 22 and now on TB meds. Can she become independent again?

Chronic lacunar infarcts in right thalamus & left basal ganglia after TB meningitis. She's 22 and now on TB meds. Can she become independent again?

Lacunar infarcts: If they really are lacunar infarcts, chances are if she is fully treated and recovered, she will improve enough with physical therapy to be strong enough to take care of herself. You just have to have faith and help her along. She needs all the help and you can provide it. ...Read more

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What is chronic lacunar infarcts in right thalamus and left basal ganglia? What are recovery chances after this happened due to TB meningitis? She's only 22 and contracted TB meningitis 8 months ago?

Small strokes: Complications of meningitis: inflammation affecting blood vessels leading to decreased blood flow and local brain cell damage. A lacunar infarct is a small stoke involving an end or terminal artery, and may be clinically minimally apparent, but several such lesions could affect memory, language, and organizational skills. Rehab including speech therapy and ot may help. Recovery is possible. ...Read more

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I have in my MRI (a) right periventricular white matter chronic tiny infarcts (b) Prominent right superior ophthalmic vein. Is it serious?

I have in my MRI (a) right periventricular white matter chronic tiny infarcts (b) Prominent right superior ophthalmic vein. Is it serious?

White matter disease: Longstanding cerebral small vessel disease (due, for example, to diabetes, rare genetic conditions, uncontrolled hypertension, stroke) can be interpreted as white matter disease, less commonly as tiny infarcts. Controlling your risk factors for small vessel disease is the best prevention. See your physician for further discussion. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3714437/ ...Read more

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What are the chances of good recovery for a 22 yrs old TB meningitis patient with chronic lacunar infarcts in right thalamus and left basal gaglia and hydrocephalus? She has some cognitive issues now?

What are the chances of good recovery for a 22 yrs old TB meningitis patient with chronic lacunar infarcts in right thalamus and left basal gaglia and hydrocephalus? She has some cognitive issues now?

Not sure: It is really almost impossible to say not knowing the extent of the injuries. In general the brain takes a long time to repair - 6mo to greater than a year.
Never underestimate the repairing abilities of the human body.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Please tell the treatment of " chronic infarct in left periventricular white matter in frontal region with age related gross diffuse cerebral atrophy"?

Cerebral nfarct: Unfortunately, nothing much can be dome. Three omega fatty acids may help.
Sometimes a combination of vitamins b6, B12 and Folic Acid is also recommended. ...Read more

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Can cod liver oil help in chronic lacunar infarcts in left basal gaglia and right thalamus due to TB meningitis with TB meds. Any related side effect?

Can cod liver oil help in chronic lacunar infarcts in left basal gaglia and right thalamus due to TB meningitis with TB meds. Any related side effect?

Sorry, no benefit: Cod liver oil or other fish oils may prevent some vascular dysfunction associated with aging, but once a stroke has occurred, no potential benefit is possible from omega 3 fatty acids. Maybe rehabilitation with speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy of best benefit. ...Read more

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My CT scan result shows - right frontal lobe subcortical white matter tiny chronic infarct- and mild cerebral atrophic changes.?

My CT scan result shows - right frontal lobe subcortical white matter tiny chronic infarct- and mild cerebral atrophic changes.?

THAT RESULT IS: Consistent with small blood vessel atherosclerotic cerebrovascular disease. Very common in patients with hypertension and or diabetes, but unusual if younger than 50-60-70's. ...Read more

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What does chronic lacunar infarcts with cystic degeneration in right thalamus and left basal ganglia means? My 22 yr old fiancee's 3 month old MRI has this after contracting TB meningitis, cureable??

What does chronic lacunar infarcts with cystic degeneration in right thalamus and left basal ganglia means? My 22 yr old fiancee's 3 month old MRI has this after contracting TB meningitis, cureable??

Not curable, but: Early developmental intervention will help promote development. Was it tuberculous meningitis, treated early & completely eradicated? Hydocephalus & basal ganglia lesions are common in TBM. A pediatric neurologist can explain to her father what areas of function are likely to be impacted by the damaged areas of his baby's brain. Has the rest of the family had a TB skin test & treatment if +? ...Read more

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8 months aftr TB meningitis, still issues with walking cognition, recent MRI say chronic lacunar infarct in right thalamus & left basal ganglia & hydrocephalus as well. She's 22 yrs, will she recover?

8 months aftr TB meningitis, still issues with walking cognition, recent MRI say chronic lacunar infarct in right thalamus & left basal ganglia & hydrocephalus as well. She's 22 yrs, will she recover?

Youth does wonders: Having had a lacunar stroke at 22 offers a much better prognosis than at later age of 62 or 72. Especially with some of the amazing things we are finding out about how the brain can adapt and "take up the slack" from other infarcted areas. Persistent and intense exercise therapy should be encouraged. They say after 12 months wysiwyg? I don't believe that at all. Keep working. You go girl! ...Read more

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8 months after TB meningitis, she still has issues with walking & cognition recent MRI say chronic lacunar infarct in right thalamus& left basal ganglia & dilated lateral ventricles, will she recover?

8 months after TB meningitis, she still has issues with walking & cognition recent MRI say chronic lacunar infarct in right thalamus& left basal ganglia & dilated lateral ventricles, will she recover?

PT/Hearing check: Neurologic development in an infant is an ongoing process. After a serious infection, there may be long term effects but it is difficult to predict. It is important to have her hearing and eyes checked. Physical therapy can help her coordination. Ensuring that the infection is fully treated by following up and having all her vaccinations up to date will also help in her recovery. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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7 month after TB meningitis MRI say chronic lacunar infarct in left thalamus right basal ganglia she's only 22yr having mild stroke symptoms. Can she recover? She's on TB meds and baclofen+tizanidine

7 month after TB meningitis MRI say chronic lacunar infarct in left thalamus right basal ganglia she's only 22yr having mild stroke symptoms. Can she recover? She's on TB meds and baclofen+tizanidine

Tb meningitis.: Usual rule of thumb is best revery in 6 months altho some recvery seen up to two years. Based on your description of mri, recovery very very unlikely. You use word chronic in your description. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Infarct (Definition)

It means an area of tissue death due to lack of oxygen most commonly associated with ...Read more