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Diffuse Brain Atrophy
Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more
MRI scan shows two small focal flair hot spots in either frontal lobes subcortically. Mild peri ventricular gliosis. Age related mild diffuse atrophy.
Probably not...: ...significant. A few small lesions can be seen in many patients without an underlying problem. If there is any concern, then a repeat MR in 4-6 months can be performed. Without any interval change, then you should not worry. However, atrophy at your age is more worrisome and not common, and your Doctor should examine you closely for any underlying cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI brain results Impression- there is cerebral atrophy with subcortical WMC, consistent wit microangiopathic disease, demyelination, or giliosis?
Covering the bases: That signal that is seen in patients who age is seen very frequently. Most of the time it is what has become known as microangiopathic disease or small vessel disease. Demyelination and gliosis come with a more notable history. Gliosis or scarring and demyelination also produces symptoms that MRI is useful for. Depends on why you had the MRI in the first place. The first entity more common than 2 ...Read more
Probably not : The exact cause of multiple sclerosis is not well understood. However, researchers have looked at a link between brain injury and ms. It is a very weak relationship. About 1 person in 5000 who has a brain injury may get ms, so i wouldn't worry too much about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother, 84, MRI scan> subacute infarcts, bilateral frontal lobes, small vessel ischematic changes inthe basal ganglia, periventricular white matter?
Small vessel disease: Mri in a 84 years old lady showing infarcts and small vessel disease means she is having ministrokes. That is very common in that age group. If she has heart disease or carotid artery disease or risk factors like high BP or diabetes or high lipids they should be controlled and she should follow up with her dr who can give her further recommendations. ...Read more
Is stable bilateral frontaoparietal white matter t2w/flair hyperintense signals, probably chronic microvascular ischemic changes called mild stroke?
Had MRI of brain. States diffuse pathologic t2 hypersignall noted bilaterally in frontal parietal regions. I'm scared....Dementia? ? Ms???
Discuss w/ provider: One of the most important parts of imaging is providing meaningful and clear explanations of results to the patient and their family. There is no need for you to suffer additional hrm from being scared. Don't wait - call for a followup visit ASAP. Meanwhile - stop trying to guess at the meaning. It takes doctors years to understand these results. You'll Best! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mom is 79 brain CT scan: moderate cerebral volume loss, mild widening of the cortical sulci, mild white matter microvasc. Ischemic disease serious?
Depends: Most likely these are aging changes that have occurred with time. ...Read more
S+s of end stage primary brain cancer, (aa iii) r medial temporal lobe, diffuse numerous cells. Growing!/brainstem and posterior temp./basal ganglia?
Ask for more info: Signs and symptoms can vary greatly with any 'end-stage' cancer. Things like if it has spread to other organs, impacting functional status and alertness (sleeping more, in bed most of the time), causing pain/seizures, and so on. His doctors can maybe determine what is most likely. If not involved already ask for hospice or palliative care help as they could also help answer what the s/s might be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends & more: info about u would help. Why ?'d? If test was US not very accurate for this. Gen this is in overweight/obese people, usually w ? triglycerides. The wt is the prob & w wt loss the panc fat will improve. There are more rare causes? Reason usually never be found, can be a gallstone, chronic pancreatitis, rarely mass. Main concerns are pain if chronic pancreatitis/stones & malabsorption. Needs eval. ...Read more
Degenerative disease: A large group of sporadic and inherited disorders with symptom onset in the 5th decade of life. Main manifestations include ataxia, first in the legs then arms, hands and facial muscles.Characterized by extensive degeneration of the cerebellum, pontine nuclei and medullary olivary nuclei, opca's have been described with many other clinical findings. Treatment is symtom specific and variable. ...Read more
Mild cerebr atrophy MRI psych pt age 65 small lacunar infarct right putamen, mild word finding problems, attention/executive prob
As above: I hope s/he is being seen by a neurologist , if this the case discuss u question with him. ...Read more
Result for my brain MRI -asymmetric decreased attenuation in the left basal ganglia, variant dilated perivascular spaces or punctate chronic lacune. ?
MRI report: This is language used in radiology to describe what they see. Ordinarily, they cannot distinguish a small stroke (lacune) from a perivascular space. A "puntate lacune" though is very small. It is probably just the side view of a blood vessel (aka perivascular). Do you smoke? Do you have high blood pressure? Do you have diabetes mellitus? Atrial fibrillation? These are stroke risk factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Loss of brain cells: This is a finding on either a CT scan or MRI of the brain. It is commonly seen in the elderly and can be a normal finding as we age. We tend to lose neurons or brain cells as we get older. This process can be increased with certain disease states such as dementia, infection, or poor nutrition. Typically this finding is coupled with cognitive impairment such as decreased memory or behavior problems ...Read more
Variable: Brain atrophy is the term for decreasing size of brain faster than seen in normal aging, and in elderly, might be a sign of alzheimer's. Can also be seen in other infirmities such as ms, prior repetitive head trauma, spinocerebellar degenerations, and prior brain infections and multiple strokes. Moderate is a lower grade of extent. Need to get an underlying diagnosis to address this. See neurol. ...Read more
Yes, but see below: As we age, we all lose brain size and slowly atrophy, but typically has minimal effects. If brain size rapidly declines, can be associated with alzheimer's disease, or other problems with cognition. Memory, focus concentration, and organizational skills can decline. Not the same with normal aging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is moderate diffuse brain atrophy another name of alzheimer's? Is it life threatening? Will it worsen with time? How many stages ?
Alzil m 5 ( donepezil 5mg + memantine 5mg) does have any side effect? Can a 75 yrs old who is dignosed with moderate diffuse brain atrophy take this?
My father, 75 years, diagnosed with moderate diffuse brain atrophy? Doctor has advised us alzil m 5 tab and felicia capsule......Is iit ok?
Brain atrophy: Do not know what the meds are, as these are not names of us products. But perhaps, he has been labeled as suffering possible alzheimer's disease, and needs meds. Best to use combinations early, and seems that donepezil 5 mg and memantine 10 mg would be of value. Check with doc regarding these chemical names. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: The many causes of cerebral atrophy include aging, stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, cerebral palsy, Pick's disease, Huntington's disease, leukodystrophies, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, anorexia, malnutrition, type II diabetes, and inflammation of the brain from encephalitis, AIDS, or neurosyphilis. Ref: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral_atrophy/cerebral_atrophy.htm ...Read more
No: Our brains shrink as we age from 30 to 90, but this is due cell size reducing. The term "atrophy", if used correctly, means the degree of shrinkage is more than normal for age. This is generally an imaging term, like from MRI data. Atrophy can then be graded mild, moderate or severe and given regional specificity (e.g. Global v. Medial temporal). This then means a loss of brain cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age: Assuming atrophy is global - or at least non focal - the most likely cause is age related change. ...Read more
Many causes: Atrophy or shrinking of the brain, can be seen with many conditions, including dementias, such as alzheimer's, chronic multiple sclerosis, nutritional and alcohol issues, and sometimes even misleading, as in cases of severe dehydration, which can be reversible. Minor atrophy is invariably associated with aging. ...Read more
Old age related: Not usually serious - not reversible - probably due to hypertension- chronic. ...Read more
Brain atrophy: No, this is a chronic brain deterioration. ...Read more
It depends: This depends on the amount of alcohol used, frequency of use, and period of time involved. Also important are other accompanying diseases the alcoholic might have, such as liver dysfunction. Frontal cortex atrophy is frequently seen, and impacts judgment and executive cognitive function. In long term alcohol abuse, one can see cerebellar atrophy also -- leading to uncoordinated movements. ...Read more
Diagnosis?: Why is this present? Is there a hereditary spinocerebellar degeneration, has there been repetitive head trauma, does she have multiple sclerosis, has she suffered encephalitis from west nile? Maybe, can heip symptoms with meds to prevent seizures, memory enhancing drugs, etc. There is a specific reason for the atrophy, and best to treat that cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain atrophy: Usually not although the content may not be too beneficial. ...Read more
Sometimes: When B12 deficiency is treated with B12 (also known as cobalamin), all hematologic symptoms (i.e. Anemia) should reverse and neurological symptoms usually start improving after 3 months with maximal improvement at 6-12 months. For unknown reasons though, sometimes the neurological symptoms persist and even progress even after cobalamin treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too big of a: question. What is causing the brain atrophy, which parts of the brain are involved, how long has this been going on? These are questions first for a neurologist, and probably a psychiatrist, second. Brain atrophy is a condition where there are less cells and/or there are less connected cells, which can cause cognitive problems, some of which might look like schizophrenia (more like OBS). ...Read more
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