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Enlarged Brain Ventricles In Adults
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
Neural tube defect: If AFP is normal there is likely not a neural defect, but the test is not 100% positive. ...Read more
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
Depends.....: It really depends on the difference in size from a benign condition to something very serious. ...Read more
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
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
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.
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
Had an MRI found ventricles and sulci prominent in brain, would they see brain damage on their own?
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
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
Not much: If that is the only abnormality not much, ventricles can be slightly different in size and be normal. ...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
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?
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
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
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
I have too much CSF in the ventricles of brain as shown on MRI now being referred to neurologist what is cause could it be alzheimers?
"mri:ncmr and cemr brain evaluation reveals hyperintense lesion in the lateral ventricle with solitary metastasis to the brain" is this cancer?Thanks.
Maybe: If you have a history the the illness then maybe. If not then this would need to be evaluated. I suggest this be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
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
Tingling in left heel after hot shower/hot weather.Brain/spine mri shows hernation at t7-t8 with flattening of the left ventricle spinal cord, disc protrusions and spondylolisthesis from L4-S1 causing stenosis. Why do i have the heat sensitivity?
Need Neuro exam.: You should see a Neurologist with a copy of the report & (ideally) pictures of the MRI that you underwent. Only a Neurologist can accurately tell you if / why you have heat sensitivity. Usually, heat sensitivity means loss of the ability to tell the difference between hot & cold. The spinal MRI may be misleading. Poor circulation, neuromas, diabetes, & other conditions predispose feet to tingling. ...Read more
Tingling in left heel after hot shower/hot weather. Brain/spine mri normal except hernation at t7-t8 with flattening of the left ventricle spinal cord, disc protrusions and spondylolisthesis from L4-S1 resulting in stenosis. Why the heat sensitivity?
Heel tingles: High heels? Discuss with your neurologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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