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Dr. James Dukelow
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Gliosis (Overview)

Gliosis can be seen with MS or CVA's. It ii associated with scarring & production of dense neuroglia involving the central nervous system.


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I have been diagnosed with gliosis. I get random pains in one certain spot in my head. I was wondering if there cause by the gliosis.

I have been diagnosed with gliosis. I get random pains in one certain spot in my head. I was wondering if there cause by the gliosis.

Gliosis and Headache: It is unlikely that the gliosis could lead to headache. It is important to note that brain is actually insensitive to pain as it does not contain any pain fibers. The only pain sensitive structures in the brain are the blood vessels and the meninges. I think it is also important to investigate the type and the cause of your headache. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
47 doctors shared insights

Gliosis (Overview)

Gliosis can be seen with MS or CVA's. It ii associated with scarring & production of dense neuroglia involving the central nervous system.


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Dx with epilepsy 2 yrs ago MRI showed angioma until recent no changes now showing chronic gliosis should I be concerned? What does this mean?

Dx with epilepsy 2 yrs ago MRI showed angioma until recent no changes now showing chronic gliosis should I be concerned? What does this mean?

Cavernoma brain: In some cases cavernoma may be the focus of epilepsy. If this is proved by c, linical picture and various tests - this can be treated surgically. In current situation if the lesion is stable and unchanged it can be monitored at regular intervals for years to come . Gliosis probably represents temporal change and has questionable significance. ...Read more

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With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with as much as 35 grams of fiber for a woman/50 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read more

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Is there treatment for a rotator cup tear?

Is there treatment for a rotator cup tear?

Therapy vs repair: Not all rotator cuff tears are treated the same. Factors such as age of patient, age of the tear, size of tear, location of the tear, and most importantly the symptoms of the patient all help determine the best course of treatment. A trial of nonoperative management with therapy and perhaps an injection is the usual 1st line of treatment. Surgery may be indicated if nonoperative treatment fails. ...Read more

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What mosquito repellents and after-bite treatments do you recommend a family to bring on vacation?

What mosquito repellents and after-bite treatments do you recommend a family to bring on vacation?

DEET diphenhydramine: Deet is most effective, but precautions needed with children.

Topical Diphenhydramine helpful for reducing itching. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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What is reactive gliosis?

What is reactive gliosis?

Brain inflammation: Reactive gliosis is a pathology term that refers to the histological appearance of brain tissue on light microscopy where it is observed that glial cells have both multiplied and grown larger in response to trauma. The neuroscience community have assigned both beneficial and negative effects to this phenomenon. It prevents axons from connecting again although it restores the blood brain barrier. ...Read more

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How can you prevent someone from fainting?

How can you prevent someone from fainting?

Get their attention!: Speak directly, loud and clear, placing yourself in front of them, demand that they look into your eyes! have them breathe slow and deep while looking at you. You may have to demonstrate this for them; it may help to have a hand or two on their shoulders. The object is to get them grounded in the present moment. One way is to have them mimic exactly what you are doing. Try to keep their eyes open! ...Read more

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What is reactive gliosis?

Brain inflammation: Reactive gliosis is a pathology term that refers to the histological appearance of brain tissue on light microscopy where it is observed that glial cells have both multiplied and grown larger in response to trauma. The neuroscience community have assigned both beneficial and negative effects to this phenomenon. It prevents axons from connecting again although it restores the blood brain barrier. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gliosis?

What are the symptoms of gliosis?

Comments: Gliosis is NOT a disease or syndrome, it is a description of an area of scarring in the brain, perhaps secondary to prior trauma or disease. In many cases, the original issue is quiescent, and not symptoms are present. If you or someone else carries this label, you might explore further the significance with our Concierge docs. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Gliosis?

What is the definition or description of: Gliosis?

Gliosis: Gliosis can be seen with MS or CVA's. It ii associated with scarring & production of dense neuroglia involving the central nervous system. ...Read more

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What is ischemic gliosis?

Ischemic gliosis: The scar tissue that forms in the brain and spinal cord after damage from lack of oxygen or blood flow to a specific area (stroke) or diffusely (heart attack with no blood to the brain). ...Read more

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Is gliosis caused by microangiopathic disease?

Is gliosis caused by microangiopathic disease?

Some times: Gliosis is essentially a healing response and the changes can be seen on imaging. A variety of injuries, including chronic microangiopathic dz can induce gliosis. ...Read more

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What does "gliosis is not a dominant finding" mean in a MRI final report?

What does "gliosis is not a dominant finding" mean in a MRI final report?

There is not: enough information to render an opinion. Gliosis is basically scarring of the brain, so stating that gliosis is not a dominant finding doesn't say much. ...Read more

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What does "gliosis is not a dominant finding" mean in a MRI final report?

What does "gliosis is not a dominant finding" mean in a MRI final report?

Gliosis: Gliosis means a form of scarring in the brain. It sounds like that the radiologist reading this MR did not feel it was a prominent finding. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with gliosis. I get random pains in one certain spot in my head. I was wondering if there cause by the gliosis.

Gliosis and Headache: It is unlikely that the gliosis could lead to headache. It is important to note that brain is actually insensitive to pain as it does not contain any pain fibers. The only pain sensitive structures in the brain are the blood vessels and the meninges. I think it is also important to investigate the type and the cause of your headache. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation ...Read more

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There is mild hyperintensity on the FLAIR images along the posterior medial margin of the resection bed, likely related to gliosis. Please explain!

There is mild hyperintensity on the FLAIR images along 
the posterior medial margin of the resection bed, likely related to 
gliosis. Please explain!

Flair on xray: hello ~ there is just not enough information to answer this question and this is not the right venue for that. You would be better served to make a consult appt and SPEAK to the doctor with an accompanying fuller description of problem with the WHOLE of all PATH REPORTS you have and not snippets, if you want the best response we can offer, in what sounds like a serious case.thanks ...Read more

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I had an mri. The impression on the report said minimal area of gliosis within the right insular cortex. What should I do?

I had an mri. The impression on the report said minimal area of gliosis within the right insular cortex. What should I do?

Gliosis: Is rather non-specific brain inflammation, encountered in a multitude of neurologic conditions from post trauma scarring to multiple sclerosis or neurodegenerative disease. Your best resource will be your neurologist in trying to connect your actual symptoms/ the reason for the test with the MRI findings in trying to assign it to one of the above mentioned conditions. ...Read more

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Is mad cow disease related to gliosis?

Is mad cow disease related to gliosis?

No: Mad cow disease is believed to be a disease caused by the build up (and transmission) of a certain protein in the nerves of our brain. The resultant damage can cause gliosis, but gliosis can also occur in a variety of conditions other than mad cow disease. Gliosis is a term to explain "scarring" in the brain that could be caused by trauma, infections, tumors, radiation therapy, etc. ...Read more

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Radio says single punctate focus of prolonged T2 in rt front operculum-incidental gliosis. Did I have ministroke? Neuro said Im fine. What's gliosis?

Radio says single punctate focus of prolonged T2 in rt front operculum-incidental gliosis. Did I have ministroke? Neuro said Im fine. What's gliosis?

It's a brain scar: just like there is no way to know how a scar happened on the skin of your knee just by looking at it, there is no way to know what could have caused a focus of gliosis in the white matter. Such lesions are rare in young people and very common in older folks. There is a long list of scary things that could cause such a lesion (MS, Lyme, Vasculitis, cancer) but most likely old injury not serious. ...Read more

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MRI scan shows ischemic gliosis? waht is it and what is its treatment?

MRI scan shows ischemic gliosis? waht is it and what is its treatment?

Gliosis: Gliosis is essentially what is left over in the brain after some injury. Think of it as scar tissue. Ischemic means it is result of decreased blood flow for some reason. ...Read more

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What is bilateral frontal gliosis? what medications can help with his aggression, impulsivity and constant shifts in mood?

What is bilateral frontal gliosis? what medications can help with his aggression, impulsivity and constant shifts in mood?

State your age too: Put your age in your public profile, so we know you are not a minor. You can then say you are asking for someone else who is only 10. We have to know that YOU are not a minor or cannot answer. Knowing your country or state in the US is helpful sometimes, because some diseases are more common in some countries and states than others (like rabies) than others. ...Read more

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Can gliosis cause seizures on a 8 year old!!!He has been getting seizures and took him to get in MRI and they said he had gliosis!!!

Yes: gliosis refers to scar tissue, any type of scar tissue can become an epileptic source. gliosis can occur due to any injury, whether oid surgery, trauma, stroke Etc ...Read more

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Dx with epilepsy 2 yrs ago MRI showed angioma until recent no changes now showing chronic gliosis should I be concerned? What does this mean?

Cavernoma brain: In some cases cavernoma may be the focus of epilepsy. If this is proved by c, linical picture and various tests - this can be treated surgically. In current situation if the lesion is stable and unchanged it can be monitored at regular intervals for years to come . Gliosis probably represents temporal change and has questionable significance. ...Read more

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I was diagnosis with epilepsy 2 yrs ago MRI showed angioma no change to date but now showing chronic gliosis what does this mean? Should i be concerned?

I was diagnosis with epilepsy 2 yrs ago MRI showed angioma no change to date but now showing chronic gliosis what does this mean? Should i be concerned?

Gliosis means scarri: An angioma is an abnormal tangle of blood vessels in the brain. Sometimes, these may bleed a little or alot. Gliosis is what we call fibrous scarring in the brain. What they are telling you is that these is chronic scarring in the area, perhaps due to small bleeds or perhaps the brain is trying to segment or wall off this area. Not necessarily bad unless it results in a mass effect ...Read more

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MRI scan shows two small focal flair hot spots in either frontal lobes subcortically and Mild peri ventricular gliosis. What does it mean.

MRI scan shows two small focal flair hot spots in either frontal lobes subcortically and Mild peri ventricular gliosis.  What does it mean.

Can b normal: for your age. If one is in otherwise good health these findings may not be clinically signficant. Your doctor may elect to monitor these with another MRI with contrast. ...Read more

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What does small t2 perventricular focal gliosis right partiel actually mean. I have sle. Numbness left side slurred speech dr says not a stroke?

What does small t2 perventricular focal gliosis right partiel actually mean.  I have sle. Numbness left side slurred speech dr says not a stroke?

Brain cell injury: Often related to demylenating disease causing thinning of the mylen arount the nerve. Think of it like worn insulation causing a shot circuit.
Get a neurologic consult if you have not already. ...Read more

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Can ischemic small vessel disease cause gliosis? How would ischemic small vessel disease be treated in a minimal area of white matter in the brain?

Can ischemic small vessel disease cause gliosis?  How would ischemic small vessel disease be treated in a minimal area of white matter in the brain?

Yes.: White matter changes frequently seen on brain MRI are the result of chronic small vessel ischemic disaease and it is the resulting small focus of gliosis that shows on the MRI imaging. Treating your underlying cardiovascular heath is key, not the MRI finding. ...Read more