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Is an external hydrocephalus consequence of brain atrophy ? Does external hydrocephalus make intracranial pressure ?
Hydrocephalus: Hydrocephalus is a disorder where there is an increase in cerebral spinal fluid and subsequent dilatation of the internal spaces of the brain. It can be caused by obstruction of the circulation of the fluid or decreased absorption. Intracrania pressure is increased. However with brain atrophy due to loss of tissue these spaces appear dilated but the pressure is normal. There is no fluid increase. ...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
Treatment for Hydrocephalus with posterior fossa cyst & VP Shunt insertion with pyogenic meaningitis?
Could T2 hyperintensity in the superior Semicircular Canal indicate Endolymphatic Hydrops or Menieres?
Need to see pictures: T2 hyperintensity means fluid. But the semicircular canals have Endolymph fluid normally. Whether there is excess fluid (hydrops) that is causing symptoms (Meniere's) cannot be established with certainty by MRI. A dilated canal could indicate hydrops but that would depend on how the pictures look. Obtain a copy of MRI pictures & report to upload on HealthTap Prime; you'll get better answers there. ...Read more
Different names: Different names, same procedure. (they're the same). ...Read more
Unsure: I'm not sure if there's a question here or if you're talking about the three of these together. If so, it would be a very difficult situation to treat. If you have a specific question, please re-send. ...Read more
How can ct/x-ray determine blockage of a vp shunt in intracranial hypertension (not hydrocephalus ) there is no change in ventricle sizing in iih?
They can't: A shunt blockage will not show on either ct or xrays. Useful methods to assess for blockage include 1. Radionucleotide shunt study 2. Shunt interrogation by your neurosurgeon, or 3. Dilated ophthalmological exam to check for papilledema. If in doubt circle back with your neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Av fistula, av graft, subclavian or femoral catheter, av shunt permanent or temporary, which is better?
How does derivation ventricle peritoneal used for hydrocephalus or intracranial hypertension work?
I have chronic severe ear infection w/csf leak since brain decompression for chiari malformation. Could inner ear & ear bones be malformed also?
Unlikely: Unless your inner ear was involved in the surgery or you were born with inner ear or ear bone malformations, the inner ear and ear bones were likely unaffected from surgery. A suboccipital decompression typically does not affect the inner ear or ear bones. I would consult your otologist for a more precise answer. ...Read more
Fracture stabilizer : Some fractures are treated with external fixation instead of internal fixation. Plates and screws are used to hold the broken ends of the bone together while the fracture heals. These devices are placed under the skin and muscles. An external fixator uses pins in the bone to connect with bars outside the body. Both accomplish the same goal, to stabilize the fracture until it heals. ...Read more
Can obstructive aqueduct hydrocephalus after TB meningitis be cured with medicines? Lateral & third ventricles are dilated wid chronic locuna infarcts
TB meningitis: This devastating disease can produce brain infarctions by involvement of penetrating blood vessels and that is common in this illness. It also produces a basilar arachnoiditis which often results in obstructive hydrocephaly and this usually requires CSF shunting, commonly a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. See a neurosurgeon. Good luck. ...Read more
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