Doctor insights on:
Dilated Ventricles And Sulci Of The Brain
20 weeks us shows baby has 2 cysts, a dilated 3rd ventricle and TCD below 5th on the brain, What does this mean? The doctor wouldn't tell me anything.
Some thoughts...: Not sure what it means to say, "doctor wouldn't tell me anything." At 20 weeks, time is of the essence. Everyone involved has to get together now to decide whether or not the baby has a significant malformation. If so, one can consider aborting... which is why time is of the essence. Ask the doctor for the answer. Ask another for a second opinion if the first answer is not clear cut. Good Luck! ...Read more
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
Ventricles in the brain are prominent relative to age and sulci what's that mean on an mri? The first answer didn't give it clear enough at all.
Yes: I still see many patients who have had their shunt in for 30 or 40 years. Most remarkably, the shunt is frequently still functioning. It is more common to have multiple shunts in your lifetime, but not impossible at all to have one last for decades. Living in morrilton, if you need a good neurosurgeon in little rock, dr. Krisht or dr. Reding are among the very best. ...Read more
Please clarify: This is a little different of a question. Can you clarify whether you are referring to the left ventricle of the heart and the entire size of the brain (as in volume, weight, or some other measure?). Or are you asking about the size of the left ventricle of the brain? And why only the left ventricle and not the right? ...Read more
Your cardiologist ca: Since this is a heart related matter, your family doctor should guide you and arrange a consultation with a cardiologist. Right heart can be dilated for any reasons that cause pulmonary hypertension such as chronic or acute lung disease. I would want to be sure there is no pulmonary emboli (blood clots in your lungs). ...Read more
Hi I'm 23 years old and I have a dilated right ventricle of 240ml is this really badly dilated? Or just a normal finding? The ejection fraction is 51%
A little off for 23:
E-s-v: end systolic volume Ave: 120ml range 65-240
e-d-v: end diastilc volume Ave: 50 range: 16-143
ave ejection fraction: 58% range: 55-70% ...Read more
Depends.....: It really depends on the difference in size from a benign condition to something very serious. ...Read more
Need more info: What you describe is common. A mildly dilated left ventricle caused by many things. It can also occur normally in athletes. Some other causes include high blood pressure, heart failure, valve disease, blocked arteries. Mild tricuspid regurge is also common and often of no concern. It can be a sign of high blood pressure in the lungs however. Your friend's doctor is the best source of answers. ...Read more
One of the brain ventricles is 9.56cm at 21weeks...should I be worried? What are the possible side effects? Can it be treated?
Ventriculomegaly: You are referring to fetal ventriculomegaly. This is when the ventricle is > 10 mm. Your baby does does not quite meet the diagnosis so likely your doctor is going to monitor it by repeating the scan or referring to a specialist. Genetic testing may be considered. Discuss with your doctor. Here is a link regarding this issue: https://fetus. Ucsf. Edu/ventriculomegaly ...Read more
I have recently had a right PE which has cleared. Now I have a mildly dilated right ventricle with trace tricuspid regurge. Should I be concerned?
The dilated right ventricle is expected. The trace tricuspid regurgitation is not something to worry about. As the blood clot clears the right ventricular strain should improve. You need to follow doctors advice regarding blood thinners. If your health is good in general then you probably have little to worry over.
Best wishes. ...Read more
Explain dilated left ventricle in reference to lvh. Can the ventricle walls increase exterior thickness out and interior thicknessin at the same time
Hard to say: If the interpretation on the MRI by the radiologist is that it is a cyst, then it is likely benign. It also depends if there is any area of enhancement that would suggest a tumor. Also if you have serial MRI scans, you can tell if it is getting bigger or changing which is more likely a tumor. The location in the ventricle is important too. If it obstructs the foramen it could be a problem. ...Read more
Could you kindly advise the meaning of "fetal brain lateral ventricles look slightly prominent". Calibers about 9.2mm, 9.5mm?
Fetal brain has exce: It means that the parts of the fetal brain that hold neural fluid have a slightly increased amount of fluid. It is not uncommon, usually goes away but in some cases can be the beginning of something serious. It needs to be followed with an additional scan. ...Read more
28 week ultrasound showed asymmetric brain ventricles on fetus. Within normal range (7-8mm) Everything else ok. Should I be worried?
F/u echo: Required to make sure the inequality in the ventricles does not get worse ...Read more
Had an MRI found ventricles and sulci prominent in brain, would they see brain damage on their own?
Yes.: Creutzfeldt-jakob disease (cjd) is an incurable, degenerative disease of the brain caused by incorrectly folded proteins. As the brain cells are destroyed, the brain tissue can shrink and become atrophied. The ventricles of the brain, which are fluid containing structures, can become bigger due to surrounding brain tissue loss. Thanks to m. Dinapoli, med student. ...Read more
Maybe: There are certainly kids with ld's that have normal ventricles as well as some that have prominent ones. The descriptor by itself could be at the upper limits of normal size and of no importance, or found when a kid has other issues that led to the study. The actual centers dealing with various learning activities are buried within the substance of the brain. ...Read more
23 years old. Right ventricle is mildly dilated. Trace mitral regurg. Trace tricuspid regurg. Ejection frac= 50-55%. Min HR 53BPM. Max HR 142BPM?
Unfortunately you: Have provided information but you have not asked a question. The information you provided is not significantly abnormal. Is this what you want to know is there more? Consider an in-box consultation or a full face to face consultation. ...Read more
Perivascular (also known as perivenular or virchow-robin) spaces can be seen at any age and have bizarre or asymmetric configurations. They tend to become more numerous and larger as a person ages, and are benign.
The only concern is if they are confused for a cystic space caused by a disease. Knowing where v-r spaces are likely to develop makes it much easier to accurately diagnose them. ...Read more
30 week ultrasound showed asymmetrical brain ventricles on fetus. Rest of the scan perfect. Is this a normal variant?
Not really.: No, this is not a normal variant and is usually indicative of some type of compromise and blood flow, to the side of the brain where the ventricle is more prominent. The good news, is that a fetus's brain is very resilient, and as long as all else goes well from here on in, the baby can develop normally. ...Read more
If BNP is secreted by the ventricles in response to stretching due to fluid overload. Why is it named Brain Natriuretic Peptide?
Pork.: The peptide was initially discovered and identified in pig brains, though in humans, it is generally secreted by the heart. ...Read more
Echo said I had moderately dilated left ventricle another said it was not a few months later. Still get possible LVH on ekg. Don't know what to do.
Test Result: Sometimes a test measurement will look abnormal on one evaluation and then normal on another simply due to minor differences in operator skill, type of machine used, the interpreting MD's skills, or simple errors. Test Results always need to be interpreted with consideration of the individual patient's issues in conjunction with a physical examination and correlation with all available data. ...Read more
In addition to mild hypokinesis of the left ventricle when ejection fraction is 48% and left atrium is moderately dilated, what could that indicate?
EF: What this means is that there is a region of your heart that is not moving properly. This likely secondary to impaired irrigation from a possible stenosis vessel. Depending on the reason you could have diastolic/systolic dysfunction. Giving the dilated atrium. You should likely be on bblockers, acei, Aspirin, ...Read more
What does a moderately dilated left ventricle signify? Normal systolic function, EF 55-60%, wall thickness normal. Mitral/tricuspid regurgitation present.
My friend's midwife told her at a ultrasound at 22w that the fetus' ventricles in it's brain are 'too big'. What does this mean? She has a follow up u
Not sure: I would get the exam looked at by a physician. If you can get the images, find a radiologist or mfm doc to review them. ...Read more
I need help interpreting concerning parts of MRI resultsThe bodies of the lateral ventricles are dilated but stable when compared to prior study. There are slight chronic vascular changes in the centrum semiovale which are stable since previous study?
Need symptoms..: What symptoms prompted the MRI? Without knowledge of MRI, any report is meaningless. The ventricles are the fluid-filled cushions inside the brain; they seem to be enlarged (loss of brain matter) but the same size as before. Centrum semiovale is the deep white matter- loss of brain here usually due to high blood pressure & diabetes. It can lead to dementia (vascular dementia). Ask your Radiologist ...Read more
Not much: If that is the only abnormality not much, ventricles can be slightly different in size and be normal. ...Read more
During a stroke or brain aneurysm, will the pupils be dilated and fixed or just dilated? Are neither of the two normal?
Depends: A specific aneurysm location in the brain can cause dilation of one pupil alone which may occur in a patient who otherwise does not have any other specific problems. In general dilation and lack of reaction to light (=fixed) of one or both pupils indicates brain swelling and pressure of the brain on the 3rd cranial nerves which is an emergency and can be an sign of brain death if left untreated. ...Read more
Englargment of the anterior horn of the right lateral ventricle secondary to the brain volume loss from the resection (meningioma tumor) meaning?
The fluid in: The brain is bigger in a shift from the loss of tissue from tumor removal ...Read more
MRI of the brain 12.07.2014 CONCLUSION: external hydrocephalus. Lateral ventricles ASYMMETRICAL BRAIN L> R, Ext. Third ventricle is not expanded, the
Hydrocephalus: External hydrocephalus is a build up of cerebrospinal fluid over the surface of the brain rather than in the ventricles. Normally cerebrospinal fluid circulates from the brain to the spinal cord and back to the brain. When there is poor reabsorption or blockage then hydrocephalus (water on the brain) develops. See a neurosurgeon to help with treatment. ...Read more
Can obstructive aqueduct hydrocephalus after TB meningitis be cured with medicines? Lateral & third ventricles are dilated wid chronic locuna infarcts
TB meningitis: This devastating disease can produce brain infarctions by involvement of penetrating blood vessels and that is common in this illness. It also produces a basilar arachnoiditis which often results in obstructive hydrocephaly and this usually requires CSF shunting, commonly a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. See a neurosurgeon. Good luck. ...Read more
I have an arachnoid cyst&get complex migraines very frequently past EEG has shown narrowing of the ventricles in my brain, are they caused by the cyst?
How serious is subaortic vsd (1.1 cm)? The mitral and tricuspid valves show redundant leaflets with evidences of prolapse and the left ventricle is slightly dilated.
What does it mean if an echo shows you have a mildly dilated right ventricle & mild pulmonary hypertension?
Pulmonary HTN: Normally the right side of the heart is a low pressure system (only needs to pump blood to the lungs for oxygenation). For many different reasons, sometimes this low pressure system increases in pressure. This can create shortness of breath and low oxygen levels. If someone is asymptomatic with pulmonary hypertension, they should be followed especially if there is no known cause. ...Read more
Can anxiety cause prominent brain ventricles? And does it mess up your heart. I've always had high heart rate.
No and no: No, anxiety does not cause prominent brain ventricles. It can increase your heart rate, but it doesn't "mess up" your heart. Some people with anxiety attacks have been found to have mitral valve prolapse (mvp), but this does not come from anxiety. Mvp usually causes no symptoms or hemodynamic problems unless severe -- in which case, a cardiologist would be helping you. ...Read more
Got dysautonomia, causes cerebral vasoconstriction resulting in lightheadedness daily, brain mri normal, why does it constrict? How do dilate? Bp norm
- Talk to a doctor online
- Mild prominence of ventricles and sulci with compatible with mild atrophy
- Mildly dilated right ventricle
- Dilated right ventricle
- Right ventricle severely dilated
- Moderately dilated right ventricle
- Severely dilated and moderate hypokinetic right ventricle
- Mildly dilated left ventricle global hypokinesia
- What does a mildly dilated right ventricle mean?
- Mildly dilated right ventricle