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What does global atrophy in a child mean?

What does global atrophy in a child mean?

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 more

Atrophy (Definition)

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


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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 more

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My nephew had a brain scan and came back with Global atrophy what does this mean he is 5 years old?

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

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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 more

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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

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

Brain shrinkage: Is commensurate with age. Length of life varies from person to person. The treatment has probably helped the process too. ...Read more

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MRI after fall showed global cerebral atrophy? Age 74. How serious is this?

MRI after fall showed global cerebral atrophy? Age 74. How serious is this?

Unsure: First off, this has nothing to do with the fall. We all have atrophy of the brain as we age. Cannot tell you how significant it is without looking at the MRI itself. ...Read more

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Please tell me what marked vermian atrophy is?

Please tell me what marked vermian atrophy is?

Vermian Atrophy: Mean degenerative changes in the part of the cerebellum called the vermix. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of atrophic vaginalitis?

What are the symptoms of atrophic vaginalitis?

Several: You mean atrophic vaginitis.Symptoms include dryness, soreness, white malodorous discharge due to infection, painful intercourse. Sometimes bleeding in post menopause. Estrogens are helpful. If you have these symptoms see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: atrophy?

What is the definition or description of: atrophy?

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

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What are the consequences of atrophied right testical?

What are the consequences of atrophied right testical?

Poor function.: If a testicle has atrophied, then there is a loss of function is that testicle. How much function is lost depends on the degree of atrophy. Functions of the testicle are sperm and testosterone production. Fortunately, if the other testicle is normal, then there should be no impact on overal fertility or hormone levels. It's important to protect the remaining testicle if playing contact sports. ...Read more

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Can certain medications cause the kidney to become atrophic?

Can certain medications cause the kidney to become atrophic?

Yes.: Many drugs can result in renal failure which will eventually lead to atrophy of the kidneys. It's rare today though since we are well aware of these drugs and your doctor should monitor renal function if you're taking them. ...Read more

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Mild generalized atrophy age 72 what does this mean for an aging person no other symptoms?

Mild generalized atrophy age 72 what does this mean for an aging person no other symptoms?

Brain atrophy: Atrophy of the cerebral cortex is often seen on ct scans of elderly people who have no significant cognitive problems. Therefore that ct scan finding often has no clinical significance except for ageing. If you have further concerns about cerebral atrophy, a neurologist or psychologist can do a mental status evaluation to further check for any cognitive loss. ...Read more

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What is bifrontal atrophy?

What is bifrontal atrophy?

Atophy means loss: Of structure or wasting. I assume this is in reference to brain imaging, so they are saying the front portion of the brain on both sides has lost volume. ...Read more

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What causes atrophy of the pancreas?

What causes atrophy of the pancreas?

Pancreas: Atrophy in this sense suggests previous injury and scarring. Previous pancreatitis? ...Read more

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What is cerebral atrophy?

What is cerebral atrophy?

Shrinkage: A certain amount of atrophy occurs as we age. When atrophy is excessive or is very focused in a specific region of the brain it can indicate a neurodegenerative disorder. For example, in alzheimer's disease focal atrophy can sometimes be seen in the inner part of the temporal lobes (memory regions). In frontotemporal dementia the atrophy is in frontal and/or temporal lobes. ...Read more

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What are the effects of atrophy of cerebellum?

What are the effects of atrophy of cerebellum?

Variable: Sometimes, atrophy of the cerebellum causes no symptoms! The tendency is that symptoms affect coordination. This may be most noticeable with walking, using the arms, or with speaking of swallowing. Eye movements may sometimes be affected also. ...Read more

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How we can cure atrophic testes?

How we can cure atrophic testes?

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

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What is left ventricular atrophy?

What is left ventricular atrophy?

Ventricular atrophy: Left ventricular atrophy is a reduction in size of the left ventricle of the heart, the chamber of the heart responsible for pumping freshly oxygenated blood to the rest of the body. People with this condition can experience a number of health complications, and there are treatments available to arrest or reverse the atrophy. ...Read more

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How is atrophic glossitis diagnosed?

How is atrophic glossitis diagnosed?

Atrophic Glossitis: This condition is diagnosed with a complete medical and dental history and a visual diagnosis. A biopsy can help rule out other conditions if the diagnosis is atypical and unclear. There are many causes and therefore a physician would need to evaluate you. ...Read more

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Is an atrophic hole in your retina serious?

Is an atrophic hole in your retina serious?

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 more

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What are the signs of multiple system atrophy?

What are the signs of multiple system atrophy?

MSA: There are three subtypes of MSA. MSA-A (Autonomic Dysfunction), MSA-P (Parkinsonism), MSA-C (Cerebellar Dysfunction). MSA Signs are Cogwheel Rigidity, Bradykinesia (Slowness of Movement), Autonomic Dysfunction (urinary incontinence, Orhtostatic Hypotension, Vertigo, etc.), Dementia, loss of postural reflexes in the first 1-2 years, no or sub therapeutic response to Levodopa & seldomly tremor. ...Read more

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Pap showed atrophic pattern, what does this mean?

Pap showed atrophic pattern, what does this mean?

Low estrogen: Atrophic patterns on pap smears are usually associated with decreased estrogen levels. Low estrogen levels are found in women that are either going into, or already in menopause. ...Read more

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Can medications cause the kidneys to become atrophic?

Can medications cause the kidneys to become atrophic?

Probably not: Kidney atrophy is usually due to long-standing kidney failure or kidney ischemia. ...Read more

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What the differences between erosive and atrophic gastritis?

What the differences between erosive and atrophic gastritis?

See below: Erosive gastritis indicated the presence of small, shallow ulcers in the stomach. This are commonly related to the use of nsaids (ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen) or h.Yplori infection. Atrophic gastritis is the remnant of chronic stomach inflammation which has left the stomach glands atrophied (wasted, shriveled, weakened). This can be caused by h.Pylori or autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Mixed atrophic and parabasal cellular pattern found on my pap. What does it mean?

Mixed atrophic and parabasal cellular pattern found on my pap. What does it mean?

Menopausal changes: These are common findings in menopausal and pre- menopausal women. ...Read more

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I have been using Botox a few times a year for about 15 yrs... Will it cause atrophy?

I have been using Botox a few times a year for about 15 yrs... Will it cause atrophy?

Yes possible: More and more are abandoning the use of repeated Botox use, especially some movie stars. Yes muscle atrophy is possible, vital chemicals are not released from brain, may effect central nervous system. Speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been in bed for more than 3 years and now my muscles are atrophied. What kind of exercices should I begin with in order to reverse this state?

I've been in bed for more than 3 years and now my muscles are atrophied. What kind of exercices should I begin with in order to reverse this state?

Atrophy: Start slowly & with a supervised pt program to work on stretch, range of motion, modalities, and slow progressive strengtgening. 3 years is a long time. ...Read more