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What is longevity expectancy after severe frontal lobe hemorrhagic stroke?

What is longevity expectancy after severe frontal lobe hemorrhagic stroke?

Not positive: Unfortunately, 60% of all intracranial hemorrhage patients die within one year after the bleed, but 40% do survive. In this latter group, the main thrust to maintain stability involves very meticulous preventative care. ...Read more

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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more


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Small size encephalomalacia in the RT frontal lobe at the level of frontal horn . due to an stroke . age : 52 . sex : female . what is the treatment ?

Small size encephalomalacia in the RT frontal lobe at the level of frontal horn . due to an stroke . age : 52 . sex : female . what is the treatment ?

PT/prevention: Once you have had a stroke the treatment focuses on therapy to improve deficits and prevention of another stroke. Speech and physical therapy are extremely important in recovery, depending upon your deficits. Your doctor will work with you to make sure that your sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight are optimal to try and prevent another stroke. Smoking cessation is also important. ...Read more

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Is anger common after a stroke involving the frontal lobe of the brain? And can it be a permanet

Is anger common after a stroke involving the frontal lobe of the brain?  And can it be a permanet

Stroke and mood: Yes! Frontal lobe strokes can cause personality and/or mood changes. The FLs when healthy act as our "filter", keep us from losing control of our emotions, help us maintain attention, among other things. Damage to certain frontal areas can cause difficulty controlling anger, tendency to be 'black and white' in your thinking, or even depression. Yes these can be permanent, but also can be treated.. ...Read more

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I have a two cm. Cyst in my frontal left lobe of my brain. My grandmother had an anyurism and stroke. Am i at a higher risk than most because of this?

I have a two cm. Cyst in my frontal left lobe of my brain. My grandmother had an anyurism and stroke. Am i at a higher risk than most because of this?

Probably not: The 2 cm cyst in your head/brain is presumably an arachnoid cyst and is not itself a risk factor for aneurysm. There is likely a hereditary component to some aneurysms, and often screening is done for people who have a first degree relative (i.e., parent, sibling, child) with an aneurysm. Having a single grandmother with an aneurysm likely does not increase your risk much if at all. ...Read more

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I had a traumatic brain injury with damage to the right inferior frontal lobe and left parietal lobe. What are possible effects?

I had a traumatic brain injury with damage to the right inferior frontal lobe and left parietal lobe. What are possible effects?

Hard to say: It is hard to say. From your question, it sounds as though you had injury demonstrated either by ct scan or MRI scan. One may have no problems at all, it depends on the size of the injury and the exact location in these regions. If you are asking what these areas typically do: r frontal: smell, memory, impulse control, left sided movement. L parietal: speech, language, right sided movement. ...Read more

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What would a person be like if they damaged the left frontal lobe?

What would a person be like if they damaged the left frontal lobe?

Speech and weakness: Damage to the left frontal lobe can occur from various causes, but often blood clot occluding blood flow or a hemorrhagic stroke with often several symptoms that are unfortunately seen. These include slurred speech, difficulty with expression of speech, however, fortunately still often able to understand speech, and drooping of the right face as well as weakness of the right arm and leg. ...Read more

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What does a low density lesion in the posterior frontal lobe mean?

What does a low density lesion in the posterior frontal lobe mean?

Unclear: A computed tomography or ct scan produces images that shows the density of the tissue as gray values - bone is very dense = white, air is not dense = black, fluid and brain tissue are gray. A low density lesion now refers to a region of lower density (= darker gray) that the surrounding (brain)tissue and can mean a lot of things. Depending on the history more workup could be indicated. ...Read more

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What could cause frontal lobe dementia?

Frontal lobe dementi: Can have several possible causes. One of the most common is of course injury to the frontal lobes in the form of trauma such as can occur from sports or from motor vehicle accidents. Another disease called picks disease develops for unknown reasons. Other causes include vascular events like little strokes to the front part of the brain. ...Read more

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What is a infarct left frontal lobe?

What is a infarct left frontal lobe?

Type of stroke: Strokes are due to either blood clot blocking a blood vessel, called an ischemic infarct, or due to bleeding, called a hemorrhagic stroke. An infarct in the left frontal lobe is due to a blood clot that has occluded or blocked one of the main vessel supplying blood to the left frontal part or lobe of the brain with symptoms involves language disturbance and right sided weakness in face/arm//leg. ...Read more

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Bilateral frontal lobe subcortical white matter showing evidence of small vessel ischemic changes. Is this serious?

NONSPECIFIC : Although the films were read as suggesting ischemia, location might also suggest prior head trauma, congenital lesions of no consequence, genetic or hereditary issues, even underlying inflammatory condition. This is only "serious", if clinically you are having stroke symptoms or you possess uncontrolled blood pressure or elevation of blood lipids. Likely quite non-diagnostic. ...Read more

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Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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