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Enlarged Vessels In The Brain
Flow-voids in the major vessels in the base of the brain appear grossly patent.low cerebellar tonsils about 5 mm below the foramag?
Totally confused: i'm not sure what you mean. All arteries, not just brain arteries, have fluid in them. The fluid is called blood. When an artery does NOT have fluid in it is when you worry. ...Read more
Similar: Brain tumors can cause an increase in intracranial pressure but there are other things that can cause this. Increased intracranial pressure is just the pressure inside of the skull. This pressure can be increased by tumors but also by injury, bleeding, swelling and fluid blockages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends.....: It really depends on the difference in size from a benign condition to something very serious. ...Read more
Not exactly: The flow to the anterior cerebral starts at the heart, goes up the ascending aorta, to carotid arteries which reach the Circle of Willis, and go to anterior cerebral, middle cerebral and posterior cerebral arteries. Anterior communicating can be viewed as a bridging collateral. ...Read more
Lymph nodes: The central nervous system including the brain and spinal cord lack classical lymph vessels. There is a blood brain barrier to prevent or reduce the risk of infection entering the brain. The blood brain barrier may also explain why primary brain tumors rarely spread outside the brain. ...Read more
Lymph: They function as a protective mechanism for the body ...Read more
What does this mean: flow void is identified in major intracerebral blood vessels. Small prominent perivascular spaces in inferior basal ganglia bil?
Menigeal: Carcinomatosis (if a cancer) or lymphomtous or leukemic menigitis. The former carries a poor prognosis. It is addressed in children with cranio-spinal irradiation and intr-thecal chemotherapy. In adults with solid tumors, it is a mark of quite advanced disease, causes cranial neuropathy, and weakness. Rarely only site of disease. ...Read more
Not sure how you: Would know this, but think about it: cancer cells need to gain access to a source of energy, and a means to rid itself of waste. The "angiogenesis" aspect of tumors postulated by judah folkman, is largely true. Cancer is made up of cells that is mostly exactly like "us" with some deviations. ...Read more
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