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Frontal Lobe Atrophy Causes
My wife has frontal lobe atrophy. Any treatments? Is life going to be difficult or shortened significantly?
Check with your doc: This should be evaluated by a neurologist. Most likely there is nothing that can be done about it but there are some very rare diseases that may be the underlying cause. Neurologist is a must. ...Read more
Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more
Should I be concerned if my son is 8 years old, doctor diagnosis frontal lobe atrophy, is it cure able deices, to whom I can consult?
Neurodegeneration: The brain does not regenerate. Frontal lobe atrophy is a serious condition, for which a Neurologist should be an integral part of the disease management plan. Depending on the type of disability and degree of dysfunction, Psychology, Psychiatry, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy may also be important to involve in the overall care. ...Read more
Pls comment regarding ventricles (dysmorphic?)and cerebellar tonsils (borderline Chiari?).Frontal lobe atrophy? MRI images in profile.
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My CT scan result shows - right frontal lobe subcortical white matter tiny chronic infarct- and mild cerebral atrophic changes.?
Is mild atrophy of both frontal lobes normal at 51, no symptoms? My doctor (not a neurologist) said "normal at my age, as brain stops developing at 25
Brain atrophy: Cannot be determined using a single neural imaging study contrary to popular belief as one must demonstrate that there has been an actual loss of brain substance over time rather than the lack of development of a particular area of the brain. My suggestion to you would be to arrange to have a consultation with a cognitive neurologist to address the matter of frontal lobe impairment. ...Read more
Frontal lobe dementi: Can have several possible causes. One of the most common is of course injury to the frontal lobes in the form of trauma such as can occur from sports or from motor vehicle accidents. Another disease called picks disease develops for unknown reasons. Other causes include vascular events like little strokes to the front part of the brain. ...Read more
No: Development of the frontal lobe is not associated with development of the visual system. ...Read more
Likely no much:
Sounds like a congenital arachnoid cyst was revealed on imaging. This may be totally asymptomatic but of value to periodically recheck to assure not increasing in size.
However, cysts can be secondary to other mechanisms, such a parasitic infections, but typically there would be multiple lesions. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
I'm excited by watching tv or thinking deeply about something but still could I have caused myself frontal lobe dementia?
NO: Loads of controversy has swirled regarding ms and trauma, but looking at all of this, it is quite clear that there is no real relationship btwn the cause of ms and any kind of trauma. There is some possible tendency to worsen ms with open head trauma, that is penetration through the skull, but not with a closed head injury. In short, your injury did not cause ms. ...Read more
Frontal lobe: Sometimes injury to one frontal lobe is tolerated. Symptoms like depression are common, frequently apathy, or a symptom called inanition can seem like depression. Inability to plan or think through things or changes in judgment can occur. Parts of the frontal lobe are directly associated with mood and emotion, and can effect in ways beyond depression. ...Read more
I understand that developmental venous anomalies rarely cause symptoms, but if/when they do, what are they for a large one- right frontal lobe?
Right frontal lobe: The frontal lobes control executive functioning (planning, multi-tasking), memory, expression of emotions, personality. The right frontal lobe also controls the motor function of the left side of the body. Importantly, developmental venous anomalies aren't usually clinically significant. See your neurologist for further discussion. Http://jnnp. Bmj. Com/content/67/2/234.full ...Read more
Other than multiplesclerosis which other things can cause juxtacortical frontal lobe that are up to 3mmhyperintensities and 1mm centrum semiovale
ABN MRI: ABNORMAL FINDINGS ON BRAIN MRI NEED TO BE CORELATED WITH THE CLINICAL EXAM AND LABS. The differential DX would also include CNS LYME/CNS SJOGRENS SYNDROME/CNS SARCOIDOSIS. It would be wise to get a second Neurologic Opninion and Rheumatolgic opinion. A lumbar puncture may be needed to evaluate CNS LYME. A pronged period of respiratory failure with hypoxia may also cause these lesions. ...Read more
NOPE: Trauma to brain or neck does NOT cause MS either early or late in life. ...Read more
Hi doctor, im having a grnaloma on left frontal lobe of my brain. Does this cause any disease please tell me sir?
Problem I can think of is a SIEZURE and your treating physician may wish to place you on anti-siezure medication to PREVENT one...discuss with your treatng Neurologist/PCP
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more
About 3x5cm arachnoid cyst, right frontal lobe, no changes for 6 years. Can it cause symtoms now like, headaches, forgeting, musical hallucinations?
See your neurologist: It's best to see your neurologist for an evaluation. Any on-line answer will be superficial. Musical hallucinations and forgetfulness should be evaluated directly by a physician. If the headaches are causing visual problems please go to an emergency room. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Not sure: I'm not sure I understand the question. An eye infection can spread to the skull bone and then eventually cause a brain infection. This is quite rare. Most people with frontal lobe dementia because of brain disease. CADASIL, amyloid angiopathy, encephalitis and degenerative dementia with Pick bodies constitute the majority of frontal lobe dementias. ...Read more
Friends baby had a 2mm brain bleed in the frontal lobe. Will this cause any developmental delays?
What is the cause of my simple partial seizures? They started when I was 23 years old. I had no head trauma. Eeg showed sharp waves in frontal lobe.
Unknown: Since an eeg has been performed, its assumed that an MRI has also been performed and it too is normal. If not family history is present and no cause identified, it can be cryptogenic or idiopathic. That means we either don't know. Specialized imaging studies and genetic testing can be performed but not readily available and cost is a limiting factor. Good luck. Good thing is there is treatment. ...Read more
I have a 8 mm calcification on the right frontal lobe of my brain. Can that cause issues with word finding, brainfog and give intermittent headaches?
Possible, not likely: Calcifications in and around the brain can come from many different causes -- knowing more about the history of your calcification would be helpful at answering your question. Most would not cause headaches, and would be unlikely to cause "brain fog" or word finding troubles unless it is causing seizures. Medications are probably the most common cause of the symptoms you mention. ...Read more
Radiologist report says bilateral gliosis posterior frontal lobe. Where is the posterior frontal lobe located and can it cause my nocturnal seizures.?
The frontal lobes:
Occupy about the front half of the top part of the brain, called the cerebrum.
The posterior area would be towards the back - just in front and above the ear - see attached image - the back part of the pink area.
Gliosis is like scar tissue in the brain, and could cause seizures. Please discuss this with your neurologist and correlate with eeg and other test results. ...Read more
What is the neurologist supposed to do for you if you are recommended by psychologist to find cause of frontal lobe defects or organic brain disease?
Evaluation: A neurologist will evaluate the historical aspects of the issue at hand, perform a detailed examination, and formulate a diagnostic plan based on the localization of any symptoms and considerations of any potential pathology which may be causing problems. Subsequently, there will be a determination of a treatment plan based on the findings. ...Read more
7 yr old girl had CT scan after a seizure cause by fever and found a 0.6/0.7/0.7cm choroidal fissure cyst in right frontal lobe should I be concerned?
Reassurance: Most likely the cyst represents congenital variation, and had no effect upon what may have been a "febrile seizure". Nonetheless, it would be prudent to redo the imaging in about a year to make certain than cyst does not change in size. Your doctor can guide further followup arrangements. ...Read more
What is the most likely cause for focal brain atrophy (40 mm in temporal lobe) given no obvious brain trauma?
Brain atrophy: Brain atrophy is most often due to aging. ...Read more