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Can creutzfeldt-jakob disease cause brain ventricles to enlarge?

Can creutzfeldt-jakob disease cause brain ventricles to enlarge?

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

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Can silent benign brain lesions cause ms?

Can silent benign brain lesions cause ms?

Comments: Not uncommonly, brain lesions consistent with MS may be uncovered on an MRI, even though symptoms and/or relapses have not occurred yet. This is called radiologically isolated syndrome. It may be valuable to repeat the films, and if changes occur, get spinal fluid to confirm the possible early onset of MS. This is complex, as involves treatment decisions. Each patient is different. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto's disease cause brain demyelinations ?

Can hashimoto's disease cause brain demyelinations ?

No: No, Hashimoto's does not cause brain demyelinations. Hashimoto's is an autoimmune thyroid dysfunction which will eventually cause hypothyroidism. During initial stage of Hashimoto's, thyroid function may remain normal or transiently elevated with self resolution. But in long term, most patient with Hashimoto's will develop hypothyroidism requiring thyroid hormone replacement ...Read more

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Can an untreated brain tumor cause a brain aneurysm?

Can an untreated brain tumor cause a brain aneurysm?

Not usually: Strokes and brain issues can come with either but they are not very common together. ...Read more

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Can intracranial hypertension cause brain damage?

Can intracranial hypertension cause brain damage?

If high enough: If the pressure in the brain rises too high, it can cause serious brain issues. ...Read more

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Can carotid artery stenosis cause increased brain pressure if left untreated?

Can carotid artery stenosis cause increased brain pressure if left untreated?

No: No. Carotid stenosis is the blockage of blood flow to the brain which significantly increases the risk of stroke. A blockage in the carotid artery would more likely decrease blood flow/pressure in the brain. ...Read more

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Can brain inflammation like encephalitis lead to a brain tumor later?

Can brain inflammation like encephalitis lead to a brain tumor later?

No: Inflammation of the brain is not a general precursor to brain tumors. Occasional brain tumors such as lymphomas, may present with an inflammatory picture. ...Read more

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Can brain aneurysms cause heart palpitations?

Can brain aneurysms cause heart palpitations?

No: Palpitations and aneurysms are not directly related Someone with an aneurysm may have cardiac abnormalities that could cause pales. And not all palps are necessarily abnormal. Ur doc can sort this out for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can fluid on the brain cause brain tumors or kill you?

Can fluid on the brain cause brain tumors or kill you?

No and yes: 'fluid on the brain', or hydrocephalus, is sometimes caused by brain tumors, but is not a cause of such tumors. Hydrocephalus, if untreated, can sometimes be fatal, and otherwise it can cause severe neurological problems. ...Read more

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Are ?Congenital heart disease related to a faulty signal transduction pathway?

Are ?Congenital heart disease related to a faulty signal transduction pathway?

Not likely.: Most congenital cardiac defects are due to multifactorial inheritance and environmental factors such as Folic Acid deficiency. I am not aware of specific studies linking them to a faulty signal transduction pathway, although such mechanisms frequently become the final common pathway of multiple etiological pathogenic factors. ...Read more

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Can a brain metabolism problem(low oxygen flow, cortex inhomogenities) cause low grade fever ?

Can a brain metabolism problem(low oxygen flow, cortex inhomogenities) cause low grade fever ?

central fever: Fevers can sometimes originate from the brain followinf things like aneurysm rupture or significant brain injury. Central fevers, however, are typically a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning more common causes need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Can sinus lead to brain tumors or brain cancers specially bilateral sphenoid sinus??

Can sinus lead to brain tumors or brain cancers specially bilateral sphenoid sinus??

Sinusitis: Sinus infections can not lead to brain tumors or cancers but can lead to brain infections in some rare cases. If symptoms of sinus infection persist or are associated with severe headache weakness or numbness of arms legs or other neurological symptoms you should consult a doctor of evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can hyperosmolarity cause brain cells to shrink?

Can hyperosmolarity cause brain cells to shrink?

Yes: Mannitol is osmotic agent utilized to raised the serum osmolality and actually takes fluid from healthy neurons to make room for damaged neurons to swell. Another agent utilized in certain institutions is 3% nacl solution which again raises the serum osmolality for the same reason. Osmolarity is mol/kg and osmolality is mol/kg which is what is used in medicine. ...Read more

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How does Alzheimer's disease affect the brain tissue?

How does Alzheimer's disease affect the brain tissue?

Multiple ways: Deposits of amyloid (plaques) and tau (tangles). Disruption of synaptic function. Loss of neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine. Neuronal death. ...Read more

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Can a small benign brain tumor on cerebellum cause nerves to be inflamed without causing raised intracranial pressure?

Can a small benign brain tumor on cerebellum cause nerves to be inflamed without causing raised intracranial pressure?

Has an effect: The tumor would be unlikely to create much inflammation beyond the borders of the lesion, and if small, it would not be likely to cause obstructive problems. However, might be potential issue if enlarges, so have close followup with an expert neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Why does lung cancer usually spread to the brain, thereby producing brain tumors?

Why does lung cancer usually spread to the brain, thereby producing brain tumors?

Brain Mets: (metastasis) as an entity comprise 100k per year. Lung cancer leads the league, but breast, melanoma, kidney are quite common. Prostate almost never. Only rhabdoid tumors in children commonly go to brain. This pattern stares at us, but baffles us as to why "organotropic" patterns of metastasis are so predictable. ...Read more

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Could brain tumors always cause increased intracranial pressure?

Could brain tumors always cause increased intracranial pressure?

It depends on size: There is limited space inside the skull. So any space occupying lesion causes rise in intracranial pressure once it gets to a size above 1 or 2 cms. ...Read more

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Which body system does brain tumor affect besides nervous system?

Which body system does brain tumor affect besides nervous system?

Depends on type: The type and location of the brain tumor may affect other body systems. For example, a pituitary tumor is a classic tumor that arises in the pituitary fossa. It can have profound effects on the endocrine system as it diplaces normal pituitary function. If the tumors are endocrine active-it can afffect growth or blood pressure. Tumors near motor areas can affect the musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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Can lumbalpunction cause ha/pneumonia/ brain damage ?

Can lumbalpunction cause ha/pneumonia/ brain damage ?

Lumbar puncture: Lumbar punctures can cause headaches from low cerebrospinal fluid pressure but this is usually temporary. Brain damage is a rare complication related to a large mass or pressure in the brain that can cause brain contents to herniate into the spinal canal or against the brainstem. Vomiting and aspirating after a lumbar puncture could lead to pneumonia. ...Read more

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Can creutzfeldt-jakob disease cause brain ventricles to enlarge?

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

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Please tell me, could a brain tumor cause an enlarged ventricle?

Yes: Brain tumors can block the normal circulation of cerebral spinal fluid resulting in fluid backing up in the brain and causing dilatation of the ventricular system. ...Read more

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What are diseases that affect the ventricles of the brain?

What are diseases that affect the ventricles of the brain?

Hydrocephalus: Classic is hydrocephalus, which can be obstructive or communicating, and both can cause ventricular enlargement. Pseudo tumor cerebri affects brain diffusely, and has a reverse effect of decreasing ventricular size. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Probably unrelated: Many normal people have arachnoid cysts. Many normal people have narrow ventricles on ct or mri. These are incidental and unrelated findings. Migraine is a physiological reaction to stress. It sounds that the cyst and ventricle issues are unrelated to your migraine. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause prominent brain ventricles? And does it mess up your heart. I've always had high heart rate.

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

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Afp normal, enlarged brain ventricles, could it be a neural tube defect?

Afp normal, enlarged brain ventricles, could it be a neural tube defect?

Neural tube defect: If AFP is normal there is likely not a neural defect, but the test is not 100% positive. ...Read more

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Afp normal, enlarged brain ventricles, is it still possible to have a neural tube defect ntd?

Afp normal, enlarged brain ventricles, is it still possible to have a neural tube defect ntd?

AFP: A normal AFP reduces the risk of an open neural tube abnormality. Enlarged cerebral ventricles are usually not associated with neural tube abnormalities. ...Read more

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I have an Acquired Brain Injury caused by a colloid cyst in third ventricle, how do I source help or rehab for brain injury.

See neurologist: The best way to find help for any brain injury is to first see a neurologist. They can recommend the best rehabilitation treatment facilities in your area. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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If I have small ventricles in my brain and swelling behind my right eye, its what causes my eye aches and my headaches my insurance won't cover an eye exam right now can you get an eye exam covered by my insurance? I am a patient of yours and you are the

If I have small ventricles in my brain and swelling behind my right eye, its what causes my eye aches and my headaches my insurance won't cover an eye exam right now can you get an eye exam covered by my insurance? I am a patient of yours and you are the

Insurance coverage: Medical insurances often do not cover routine eye exams, but what you are describing would be covered under most medical plans. The diagnosis code would probably be headaches, or the swelling that you are describing. It sounds like you need to be seen by an ophthalmologist, and I would expect no issues with coverage by a medical insurance plan. Schedule the appointment for "headaches". ...Read more

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Are asymmetrical ventricles in the brain a problem?

Are asymmetrical ventricles in the brain a problem?

Depends.....: It really depends on the difference in size from a benign condition to something very serious. ...Read more

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What does a narrow 4th brain ventricle mean?

What does a narrow 4th brain  ventricle mean?

It depends: It depends if you have any symptoms suggesting a cerebrospinal fluid circulation problem. If you have no symptoms it may just be an anatomical finding. ...Read more

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One of the brain ventricles is 9.56cm at 21weeks...should I be worried? what are the possible side effects? can it be treated?

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

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Possible to have one one ventricle brain shunt your whole life?

Possible to have one one ventricle brain shunt your whole life?

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

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What should be the size of left ventricle and brain of 21 week fetus?

What should be the size of left ventricle and brain of 21 week fetus?

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

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Brain right ventricle 8mm lesion -cyst or tumor?

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

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Could you kindly advise the meaning of "fetal brain lateral ventricles look slightly prominent". Calibers about 9.2mm, 9.5mm?

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

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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.

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.

Radiological Report: Radiological examination is borderline on the question of whether there is any hydrocephalus. Would need additional clinical information, but doctor's lingo for probably normal, but needs clinical interpretation. ...Read more

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Had an MRI found ventricles and sulci prominent in brain, would they see brain damage on their own?

Brain damage...: ...Is detected by a neurologic (or neuropsychiatric) exam to elicit and assess the numerous functions of various regions of the brain, not by imaging. An MRI is good to look for some causes of brain damage but cannot tell you if there is or is not any damage. ...Read more