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What is a infarct left frontal lobe?

What is a infarct left frontal lobe?

Type of stroke: Strokes are due to either blood clot blocking a blood vessel, called an ischemic infarct, or due to bleeding, called a hemorrhagic stroke. An infarct in the left frontal lobe is due to a blood clot that has occluded or blocked one of the main vessel supplying blood to the left frontal part or lobe of the brain with symptoms involves language disturbance and right sided weakness in face/arm//leg. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Infarction (Definition)

When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more


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What medication can be used to build the brain tissue, report says there is evidence of poorly defined area of altered signal intensity seen involving left frontal lobe displayed hyperintense signal on T2W and flair images suggestive of infarct. ?

 What medication can be used to build the brain tissue,   report says there is evidence of poorly defined area of altered signal intensity seen involving left frontal lobe displayed hyperintense signal on T2W and flair images suggestive of infarct. ?

None: Presumably you didn't just wander into an MRI facility & make an impulse purchase. A doctor ordered the MRI for a reason. An MRI is meaningless by itself. You're the patient, not the MRI. You don't even really know what's going on yet. Your doctor is ethically obligated to interpret the MRI results as they apply to you. Brain tissue can't be "built." Once gone, it's gone forever. ...Read more

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I am 62 years male.i have acute infarct in left frontal lobe. I am on clobazam + asprin + atorvastatin+levicitam. For how long do i need to take it.

I am 62 years male.i have acute infarct in left frontal lobe. I am on clobazam + asprin + atorvastatin+levicitam.

For how long do i need to take it.

Brain infarct: You need to follow your doctors instuctions very carefully, and take medication and treatment as it is prescribed. Get regular follow up appointments. ...Read more

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My CT scan result shows - right frontal lobe subcortical white matter tiny chronic infarct- and mild cerebral atrophic changes. ?

My CT scan result shows - right frontal lobe subcortical white matter tiny chronic infarct- and mild cerebral atrophic changes.                     ?

THAT RESULT IS: Consistent with small blood vessel atherosclerotic cerebrovascular disease. Very common in patients with hypertension and or diabetes, but unusual if younger than 50-60-70's. ...Read more

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My mother, 84, MRI scan> subacute infarcts, bilateral frontal lobes, small vessel ischematic changes inthe basal ganglia, periventricular white matter?

My mother, 84, MRI scan> subacute infarcts, bilateral frontal lobes, small vessel ischematic changes inthe basal ganglia, periventricular white matter?

Small vessel disease: Mri in a 84 years old lady showing infarcts and small vessel disease means she is having ministrokes. That is very common in that age group. If she has heart disease or carotid artery disease or risk factors like high BP or diabetes or high lipids they should be controlled and she should follow up with her dr who can give her further recommendations. ...Read more

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If MRI brain scan says chronic infarct noted in occipital lobe &prominence noted in basal cisterns, cortical solci then shall I see neuro or physchoDR?

Micro infarcts on mr: This really depends on what symptoms you are having. Probably the first person you should see is a neurologist for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Am 48 years old and am diabetic and hyper tense..my brain mri says lacunar infarct in periventricular white matter of right parietal lobe.what is this?

Am 48 years old and am diabetic and hyper tense..my brain mri says lacunar infarct in periventricular white matter of right parietal lobe.what is this?

Small stroke: This means that you have had a small stroke in the deep brain tissue. It does not mean that you will necessarily have deficits from this but it does mean that you need to control your sugars and blood pressure very carefully to prevent further damage. It is also important to not smoke and to have a healthy diet and drink at least 2 liters of water daily. You should take an aspirin daily also. ...Read more

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What is frontal lobe angioma?

What is frontal lobe angioma?

Normal variant: A brain angioma is also known as a developmental venous anomaly. This is a normal variant in which a vein persists from fetal development. These do not cause symptoms. These are typically found incidentally on brain mri. ...Read more

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What could cause frontal lobe dementia?

What could cause frontal lobe dementia?

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

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What are the first signs of frontal lobe dementia?

What are the first signs of frontal lobe dementia?

Personality change: There are several distinct types of ftld or fld. One type presents with apathy or disinhibited personality changes. Other types present with the gradual loss of the ability to speak. ...Read more

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What is the function of the frontal lobe of the brain?

What is the function of the frontal lobe of the brain?

Frontal lobe: The frontal lobe is Betty functions including: motor control, expression of memory and identification of smells and odors are many of the functions of the frontal lobes of the brain. ...Read more

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What could happen if the frontal lobe of the brain was removed?

What could happen if the frontal lobe of the brain was removed?

Personality change: The person would behave like a zombie if both sides removed ...Read more

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Is my frontal lobe damage caused by years of not wearing glasses?

Is my frontal lobe damage caused by years of not wearing glasses?

No: Development of the frontal lobe is not associated with development of the visual system. ...Read more

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What does a low density lesion in the posterior frontal lobe mean?

What does a low density lesion in the posterior frontal lobe mean?

Unclear: A computed tomography or ct scan produces images that shows the density of the tissue as gray values - bone is very dense = white, air is not dense = black, fluid and brain tissue are gray. A low density lesion now refers to a region of lower density (= darker gray) that the surrounding (brain)tissue and can mean a lot of things. Depending on the history more workup could be indicated. ...Read more

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What to do to improve the function of the frontal lobe of the brain?

What to do to improve the function of the frontal lobe of the brain?

Exercise: Exercise is the only proven way to improve cognition. It is particularly good for i proving processing speed and executive functioning, which are partly frontal lobe functions. ...Read more

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What does slight posterior right frontal lobe sulcal effacement mean?

Pressure: Normal gray matter has routine bumps and dips. If the frontal lobe seems not to have the usual presence of areas of prominence mixed with depressions (sulci), but instead is smooth, and effaced, this suggests external pressure smoothing out surface of brain, such as fluid from bleeding causing the change. Ask the radiologist what seems to be changing the anatomy. ...Read more

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Please tell me what will a 4 mm cyst in the right frontal lobe cause?

Please tell me what will a 4 mm cyst in the right frontal lobe cause?

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

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What does a left frontal lobe soft spot mean and what are the dangers?

?????: Do you mean outside the skull or inside the skull? Is this something you can feel on the side of your head? Because you said "frontal lobe," but the frontal lobe is on the other side of some tough bone. If you mean actually in the brain, you'll have to explain "soft spot," because the living brain has roughly the consistency of raw egg yolk. It's ALL soft. Please repost with clearer wording. ...Read more

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Frontal lobe damge caused by years of not wearing glasses, what to do?

Frontal lobe damge caused by years of not wearing glasses, what to do?

See your doctor: Not wearing glasses may cause eye strain, etc., but it will not cause frontal lobe damage. If you suspect a problem with the brain, it should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have had a splitting frontal lobe headache for the past 3 days straight?

See neurologist: Sounds most likely a migraine, which can be treated. Other causes should be excluded. ...Read more

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I've had a splitting frontal lobe headache for the past 3 days straight. What should I do?

See your doctor : Unless you have a history of headaches and this is a "typical' headache you should be evaluated. There are many reasons you may have a headache and most are not serious, however your provider can help decide it additional evaluation or intervention may be necessary. If you have a fever and vomiting, dizziness or any other neurologic signs you should be seen now. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overcome a mood disorder with a sufficiently strong frontal lobe, i.E. From reading and thinking?

Many variables here: If the mood disorder is mild to moderate & the reading matter and thinking is interesting and involving but not disturbing or provocative you may have a good idea here. However, if severe and if disturbing, it could make matters worse. Some wise, moderate folk may be able to evaluate themselves but even they might benefit from professional guidance - and, think wholistically, beyond frontal lobe. ...Read more

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I'm excited by watching tv or thinking deeply about something but still could I have caused myself frontal lobe dementia?

I'm excited by watching tv or thinking deeply about something but still could I have caused myself frontal lobe dementia?

Nope : Fortunately that's not how we get frontal lobe dementia. So its OK to concentrate on TV and think deeply about things, Just don't text and drive. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my frontal lobe because of it!!! seriously I'm freaking out could it lead to frontal lobe dementia?

What do you suggest if my frontal lobe because of it!!! seriously I'm freaking out could it lead to frontal lobe dementia?

Consult your Doctor: Frontal lobe dementia is a syndrome characterized in the initial stages with dramatic changes in personality and behaviors (e.g. becoming sexually inappropriate, vulgar,etc.) Gradually memory and other mental functions also become impaired.
A physician should rule out other medical problems and a referral to a neurologist as well as to a neuropsychologist can help to determine what the problem is ...Read more

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Where is the frontal lobe located?

Where is the frontal lobe located?

Inside the skull: The frontal lobe is located inside the skull( cranium) in the front part ( anterior cranial fossa) somewhat above the eyes. You actually have two of them-- a right frontal lobe and a left frontal lobe. ...Read more

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What is frontal-lobe syndrome?

Deterioration in behaviour and personality in a previously normal individual.: Frontal lobe syndrome (FLS) reflects damage to the prefrontal regions of the frontal lobe. It is characterised by deterioration in behaviour and personality in a previously normal individual.

Common Etiology:
Head injury, Stroke, Infection, Neoplasm, Degenerative Disorders. ...Read more

Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


Infarct (Definition)

It means an area of tissue death due to lack of oxygen most commonly associated with ...Read more