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Global Atrophy: Global atrophy refers to a diffuse loss of neurons or decrease in size of the neurons throughout the brain. In young children it is generally caused by metabolic, mitochondrial, or other genetic disorder. This will affect longterm development. Other causes of global atrophy are toxins, malnutrition, epilepsy, encephalomyopathies, or any number of severe infectious insults to the brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Global atrophy for 5 year old what is it? Had scan but have not been told what it is as doctor first said the result was clear! Please help worried
Depends on cause: Hi Lawrence242 global brain atrophy means that the overall size of the brain is smaller than normal. The significance depends on its severity,whether it is progressive and its cause. accordingly the effects on learning and functioning can range from very mild to severe. I strongly recommend you seek clarification from the physician who originally ordered the scan. Best wishes to you and your child ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ct scan showed global atrophic changes with increased extra axial fluid for a 5year old boy what does this mean?
Question?: Extra axial fluid is essentially CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) that is acting as a fluid cushion for the brain. Extra fluid is the face of atrophic changes makes sense - it needs to fill in more space to compensate. Discussing specifics of your child's case really needs to be done face to face with a pediatric neurologist who knows your child's symptoms and test results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My nephew had a brain scan and came back with Global atrophy what does this mean he is 5 years old ?
Why ask here?: Unless it's different in Merrie Olde England from US your nephew's parents didn't just wander into an MRI facility & make an impulse purchase. The brain scan was ordered by a doctor for a reason your nephew saw the doctor & the scan was ordered why ? The ordering physician has responsibility to go over results with parents & explain them look at scan images ? what do they show. ...Read more
What could it mean if MRI of brain showed "moderately severe global atrophy" in one @83yrs old? It was 2 weeks after chemo on 83yrold & had severe uti
See answer: Testicular atrophy, or shrinking of the testicles, can be due to a variety of causes, including: congenital abnormality, injury, prior infection (mumps), old age, medications (steroids, testosterone, chemotherapy), varicocele, etc. Most causes of testicular atrophy are irreversible unless medication is the cause in which case stopping the medication and restoring proper hormone balance may help. ...Read more
Atrophic hole, No: An atrophic hole in the retina is usually not considered to be dangerous. A full thickness atrophic hole can be treated with laser to stabilize it if the surgeon feels that it is a threat and may progress to a detachment. If it progresses to a detachment, that is serious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thin skin: 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 contributing to more atrophy. ...Read more