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Mri: sm. Amt of subcortical/periventricular signal. Meaning? Mild encephalomalacia. Meaning? history sle, ra, meningioma sx. Age 59. Mri due to dizzyness.
Non-specific changes: I do not see anything serious in this report. Slight changes of this or that are commonly reported by radiologists. But it is your treating doctors job to put these in proper perspective. All i can see it is that these changes do not point me in any direction except that it can serve as a base line for future comparisons to see if there is any progressive changes in future. ...Read more
Not directly, as: The term means deterioration of an area of brain which has been injured in some fashion. However, if this is due to an ongoing problem, such as infection, cerebrovascular disease, or tumor activity, treatment of underlying condition can prevent worsening. Discuss approaches with your doctor. ...Read more
Complex: Encephalomalacia represents a prior injury in the spinal cord, and cannot be fully reversed, but the consequences can respond to rehabilitation programs. The key issue here is to prevent further damage, and, if surgically amenable (spinal stenosis) worthwhile to pursue. Also, of some value to pin down why it has occurred, as some conditions can be stabilized. ...Read more
Depends....: If traumatic/surgical....chances are minimal. If disease process....it may advance depends on the Dx. ...Read more
What are the possible affects of a Cystic Encephalomalacia in the right frontal approx 3.9cm x 3.5 cm? What does that area control?
Depends on : Location within the frontal lobe. Since this is an old injury, there may be no effects. Since it is in the right frontal lobe, language will not be affected.if it lateral, weakness and perhaps slurring of speech if located over the motor strip. ...Read more
Brain softening: There are no definite ways of curing this disorder as it is not possible to make destroyed brain tissues start working again. Researchers are still trying to find out whether it is possible to restore normal functionality of the partially affected brain tissues. The treatment for this disease mainly consists of detecting the underlying cause behind the change in brain consistency. ...Read more
What does " the worst portion of encephalomalacia is seen at the mid portion of C5 vertebral body" mean?
?myelomalacia: If spinal cord slightly different term. The description would then mean that there is spinal cord damage at the level of the middle neck near vertebral body c-5, and at that point more damage is apparent than at other levels. ...Read more
My bro 19 yrs old. He has been diagnosed with encephalomalacia starting stages. This is due to severe head injury 12 yrs back. What is treatment? Thnx
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