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Cortical Dysplasia In Children
Yes: Cortical dysplasia refers to a congenital (present at birth) abnormality in the brain’s development. As the brain naturally develops in utero, neurons migrate outward to the cerebral cortex. Should these neurons fail to spread out and position correctly, the signals will misfire – triggering a seizure. Anti-seizure meds can be used to help patients. How this affects a patient is quite variable. ...Read more
Cortical dysplasia: Cortical dysplasia refers to a malformation of brain, in which the nerve cells have not migrated to their normal location. It does not cause brain swelling unless during fetal life it is caused by infection during the time of neurons migrating to their normal location. ...Read more
Do all people with cortical dysplasia have seizures and other problems i never had seizures and vision is 20\20 condition found due to 24\7 headaches
No, not all: Not all people with cortical dysplasia have seizures. This finding is typically made when a person has seizures, it does not cause symptoms many other times. Cortical dysplasia tends not to affect vision or be related to headaches, for example. Sometimes cortical dysplasia is found on brain MRI, but it may have no clinical significance. ...Read more
Doctors thought i had a brain tumor, A.D.E.M., and now cortical dysplasia is there a chance that this could still be a brain tumor?
Hard question!: This question is beyond the scope of what we can answer in this forum. It would require a medical consultation, with detailed history, review of your medical records and your actual MRI images. Public answers on HealthTap are not intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. A personal consultation can be obtained through HealthTap Concierge with me or another Board-Certified MD ...Read more
My daughter had her first seizure. the mri showed a minor abnormality. If it is cortical dysplasia what is the likelihood of more seizures?
Hard to say: One of the problems of all the modern imaging we have available is knowing what to do with the findings. A minor anomaly may be just that. Something unrelated and of no importance.EEG findings sometimes have a better correlation with future seizure activity. This is best explained by the doc who has access to all the data. ...Read more
Doctors thought it to be a brain tumor, ADEM, and now cortical dysplasia is it still possible for the mass to be a brain tumor? thanks!
What is cortical dysplasia? i was diagnoised with it and it was origionally thought to be a brain tumor after several mri tests they said it was this
Born with it: Cortical dysplasia is when a small island of gray matter is out of place in the white matter layer of the brain, seen on MRI. It can be mistaken for a benign brain tumor. It happens during development of the brain, and usually causes no trouble. Rarely it can cause seizures, which can be treated with medicine. VERY rarely surgery is done to remove it if seizures are hard to control. ...Read more
Brain lesion. i was told it was a brain tumor, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, and cortical dysplasia could it still be a brain tumor? thanks!
Huh?: Didn't you just answer your own question? Maybe I'm missing something but if the diagnosis actually IS ADEM (as I believe you are saying above) and if what you have is cortical dysplasia (unrelated to the ADEM) to boot then, neither of those 2 together nor separately are synonyms for brain tumor. Do you have imaging studies? That would solve the mystery? Questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
How to deal with a 24/7 headache that won't go away withOTC or prescription meds had MRI showed cortical dysplasia I can't take the headache anymore!!
24/7 headache tried EVERYTHING even non med remidies prescription meds scan showed brain tumor but it was cortical dysplasia recommendations.
Really?: Did you ever have seizures, enlarged head, clumsiness, or lots of falls as a kid growing up? I find it hard to believe that a 24 year old is being first discovered as having cortical dysplasia because of 24/7 headaches. This condition is usually picked up in childhood. No specific treatment exists. If seizures are beyond control some patients get surgical resection. Get a 2nd opinion on the MRI ...Read more
Name of top surgeon/facility for frontal cortical dysplasia evaluation, treatment and/or surgery? Thank you e olsen healthy, otherwise normal 16 yr old female, tonic clonic, versive seizures approx 1 x month for 4 years on lamictal. A few 2 and 3 month
Some suggestions: You could start with University Hospital in Aurora, but I think more surgical epilepsy experience is present at UCLA Hospital in California, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mn, Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, and of course, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. No harm in acquiring several opinions via phone calls, first. This is a highly specialized area, and would take your time to find success. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: Bpd can happen in even term infants exposed to high oxygen concentration, and prolonged high ventilator support, which are rarely needed for a term infant, the risk factors are meconium aspiration, pneumonia, congenital abnormalities of lungs like diaphragmatic hernia, pulmonary hypertension, polycythemia etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure: You may want to discuss this with your OB prior to conception as they may just want to look at pelvic x-rays to determine if there would be any problems with vaginal delivery (usually not with just dysplasia). But you do this before pregnant so fetus not exposed to radiation. At worst, you might need C-section, but no reason not to be able to have kids. ...Read more
Abnormal cells: This is complicated so stay with me. Hpv is a virus that can infect cells on the cervix. When hpv gets into the cell it can cause the cell to make abnormal proteins. This makes the cell look different under the microscope. If the infection progresses, the cells can become cancerous. This is rare but dysplasia should be addressed. It can go away on its own in some cases. Others need treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers