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What is basal ganglia calcification?

What is basal ganglia calcification?

BG Calcification: The basal ganglia are a part of the brain. It is common for calcifications to develop in these regions as we get older without clinical significance. In children this would be more worrisome. ...Read more

Basal Ganglia (Definition)

This is the term for several areas of the brain that work together as a functional unit: the striatum (caudate and putamen), the globus pallidus, the substantia nigra, and the subthalamic nucleus. The most well known function of the basal ganglia is voluntary motor control, but it is also involved in development of routine behaviors; eye movements; and ...Read more


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My dr said I have basal ganglia and hemorrhage vs calcification what does that mean is wrong? Am I going to die?

My dr said I have basal ganglia and hemorrhage vs calcification what does that mean is wrong? Am I going to die?

May have had: A stroke, Need to have this further worked up. Especially if you have had a stroke you need to treat the primary problems such as hypertension or diabetes. See a neurologist and make sure you get a better explanatino. ...Read more

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I had a brain ct and they said everything was good/ normal. I just read report and it said Bilateral basal ganglia calcification/mineralization is noted. What does that mean? I am 42 and went in for symptoms that mirrored stroke a heart attack symptoms, b

I had a brain ct and they said everything was good/ normal. I just read report and it said Bilateral basal ganglia calcification/mineralization is noted. What does that mean? I am 42 and went in for symptoms that mirrored stroke a heart attack symptoms, b

Scarring, old injury: Calcification (buildup) of the basal ganglia or anywhere in the brain is a healing process for an injury, whether the cause is vascular, genetic (Parkinson's disease), infection, or other cause, that happens over many yrs. Ur description of ur symptoms is sparse. The CT is used to check if any abnormality EXPLAINS YOUR IMMEDIATE SYMPTOMS. Any other "abnormality" is irrelevant to ur primary doctor. ...Read more

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I had a head ct said all was normal, but report said Bilateral basal ganglia calcification/mineralization is noted. What is that? I had low potassium.

I had a head ct said all was normal, but report said Bilateral basal ganglia calcification/mineralization is noted. What is that? I had low potassium.

Usually of no signif: The basal ganglia are deep brain regions. While rarely calcification here can be related to significant brain injury cases, they are frequently seen as we age and of no significance. ...Read more

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Does blood pressure medicine cause basal ganglia calcification?

Does blood pressure medicine cause basal ganglia calcification?

No: Basal ganglia calcification is more commonly seen in elderly. Blood-pressure medications are not typically associated with this finding. Http://radiopaedia. Org/articles/basal_ganglia_calcification. ...Read more

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Could you link me to a book or two about the basal ganglia or OCD I the basal ganglia?

Here's a link: Http://www. Ehow. Com/facts_5875596_basal-ganglia-ocd. Html. I hope this is helpful, sorry for the delay. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: basal ganglia?

What is the definition or description of: basal ganglia?

Basal ganglia: This is the term for several areas of the brain that work together as a functional unit: the striatum (caudate and putamen), the globus pallidus, the substantia nigra, and the subthalamic nucleus. The most well known function of the basal ganglia is voluntary motor control, but it is also involved in development of routine behaviors; eye movements; and cognitive and emotional functions. ...Read more

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What's prognosis for lady w 2nd stroke n 4 yrs, just had basal ganglia on 4th, what's going to happen?

What's prognosis for lady w 2nd stroke n 4 yrs, just had basal ganglia on 4th, what's going to happen?

Highly: Variable but recurrent strokes is worrisome unless cause can be eliminated. ...Read more

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How to differentiate cerebellar dysfunctions from basal ganglia dysfuntions?

How to differentiate cerebellar dysfunctions from basal ganglia dysfuntions?

Several ways: BG has resting tremor, Cerebellar has action tremor. Muscle tone up in BG, decreased in cerebellum. Gait ataxia if cerebellar, but short hesitant steps in BG. Just a couple ways that neurologists look at findings. If you think you might have one or the other problems, might consider a visit to a neurologist. ...Read more

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What should ot evaluation cover in someone with basal ganglia stroke?

What should ot evaluation cover in someone with basal ganglia stroke?

OT evaluation: Ot evaluation should cover areas involving fine motor controls such as holding and using your toothbrush, eating utensils, a pen, etc. Furthermore, if the stroke left any sensory problems such as unusual tactile sensations, intolerance of tastes, textures, sensation, sound - basically anything sensory - these should be evaluated by the ot as well. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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What two regions of the basal ganglia could, if inhibited, alleviate Parkinson's disease symptoms?

R U taking a test?: Basal ganglia physiology is incredibly complex & knowledge is always changing. Practically speaking, you stimulate rather than inhibit. See the Medtronic website for pretty pictures and also see http://archneur. Jamanetwork. Com/Mobile/article. Aspx? Articleid=793103. ...Read more

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What regions of the basal ganglia might, if inhibited, result in alleviation of Parkinson's disease symptoms?

What regions of the basal ganglia might, if inhibited, result in alleviation of Parkinson's disease symptoms?

DBS: The technique of deep brain stimulation, inserting electrodes into areas of the basal ganglia and sub thalamic nucleus can substantially assist Parkinson's patients who still respond to L-DOPA ...Read more

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Can operate 14x6x6 lesion lying just inferior to the basal ganglia inferolateral to putamen, possible contiguity wth the claustrum anteroinferiorfly?

Can operate 14x6x6 lesion lying just inferior to the basal ganglia inferolateral to putamen, possible contiguity wth the claustrum anteroinferiorfly?

Is surgery needed?: That area is able to be reached surgically, but the real question is: does this lesion need surgery? Many findings on MRI do not require surgery. Sometimes, watching and waiting (with repeat mris) is the best course. Too many variables here to fully answer this question. Consultation with a neurosurgeon is warranted. ...Read more

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Please point me to where I can get t1 brain atlas and its labelling for basal ganglia segmentation?

Please point me to where I can get t1 brain atlas and its labelling for basal ganglia segmentation?

Available online: Here are some T1-weighted MRI brain atlases that may help with your basal ganglia segmentation question: http://www. Med. Harvard. Edu/aanlib/cases/caseM/case. Html, http://thebrainobservatory. Ucsd. Edu/cortex-1, and http://www. Dartmouth. Edu/~rswenson/Atlas/AxialT1MRI/index. Html ...Read more

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Small low-density lesion in left basal ganglia could be due to prior ischemia that the doctor never mentioned should I have this further investigated?

Small low-density lesion in left basal ganglia could be due to prior ischemia that the doctor never mentioned should I have this further investigated?

Yes- you should: Sometimes findings like this are made incidentally. It is surprising, but people may have these without any symptoms. While they are not normal, they can be benign if the follow up shows this was a small stroke and that all stroke risk factors (like smoking, blood pressure) are well accounted for and minimized. ...Read more

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What is the function of the basal ganglia?

What is the function of the basal ganglia?

Basal Ganglia: Motivation, Eye movements, Neurotransmitters.

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Idiopathic (Definition)

An idiopathic medical condition is one of unknown or obscure cause. In some conditions, there may be known causes as well. For example, themajority of glaucoma cases are idiopathic (unknown cause), but there are some cases related to eye ...Read more