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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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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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Please help! I have back degeneration which is hereditory?

Please help! I have back degeneration which is hereditory?

Not enough info: There are many genetic conditions predisposing to spine degeneration. You need to provide the type of hereditary degeneration you have been diagnosed withand the studies which were done to diagnose it. without appropriate tests, you may not have a hereditary condition. ...Read more

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I have mild disc degeneration. Any recommendations for a new bed?

I have mild disc degeneration. Any recommendations for a new bed?

Start with firm flat: We spend a great deal of our life in bed. Any one with back pain should take great care in selecting their surface to sleep on. If what you have doesn't help. Keep looking. ...Read more

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What does intrameniscal degeneration mean?

What does intrameniscal degeneration mean?

Osteoarthritis : The meniscus is a cushion inside the joint. What you are describing is wear in this "cushion." it is most common in osteoarthritis but can also be present in other forms of arthritis. This is usually an MRI description of the problem. ...Read more

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How dangerous is latis degeneration?

How dangerous is latis degeneration?

Potenetially: Lattice degeneration is like a perforation in a peice of paper. If the back sticky layer of the vireous gel tugs on the retina in an area of lattice degeneration, the retina is more likely to tear and lead to retinal detachment.If you have acute onset of floaters , flashes at night or a curtain coming over your vision u need to be seen immediately. ...Read more

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Can my spine degeneration cause equilibrium issues?

Can my spine degeneration cause equilibrium issues?

No: However, ddd of the spine can cause tightness around the spinal cord and make your gait pattern change which you can feel is an equilibrium issue. Do you have spinal stenosis? ...Read more

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Is it possible to prevent disc degeneration?

Is it possible to prevent disc degeneration?

No: Disc degeneration occurs naturally, and there may be genetic associations to this occurance. Injuries may also cause the start of the degeneration. The best advice is a good lumbar core exercise program for a healthy back, but there is no prevention of this condition (not even vitamins, nutriceuticals, etc.). ...Read more

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