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Would an infection of mastoid/ temperol bone-posterior show on a CT scan of the head? Is it possible to mistake it for an old infarction?

Would an infection of mastoid/ temperol bone-posterior show on a CT scan of the head? Is it possible to mistake it for an old infarction?

Mastoiditis: Yes, ct head would show an infection of the mastoid and temporal bone. It is not possible to mistake this for an old infarction of the brain. The two are completely different on imaging. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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My diagnosis from cat scan: chronic right basal ganglia lacunar infarct. I was told not to worry about it. However I am...I also have bells palsy...?

My diagnosis from cat scan: chronic right basal ganglia lacunar infarct. I was told not to worry about it. However I am...I also have bells palsy...?

Unrelated: Lacunar means tiny little hole. The exact cause may be uncertain, most common is high blood pressure or diabetes. Bells palsy is peripheral facial nerve defect - unrelated to the lacunar infarct. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. Referral for neurological evaluation may be appropriate. ...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?

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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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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I fell down & got hit in head after CT scan result"lacunar infarct in right frontal centrum semiovale".Doctor say nothing to worry explain me this sir?

I fell down & got hit in head after CT scan result"lacunar infarct in right frontal centrum semiovale".Doctor say nothing to worry explain me this sir?

What it is: That means that a very small blood vessel is blocked. That vessel supplies the white matter under the grey cells in your right frontal lobe of the brain. It is in the area that has fibers that transmit signals from the grey cells to other parts of the brain. Usually, there are no problems, but you should see a neurologist to make sure that all is well. ...Read more

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My mother inlaw just had a CT scan, small lacunar infarct left basal ganglia, (this was in the email to her) what does she have? Early 60's. Pacemaker, she hasn't had a follow up yet. I am quite sure she hasn't had any weakness on one side. She has be

My mother inlaw just had a CT scan, small lacunar infarct left basal ganglia, (this was in the email to her) what does she have? Early 60's. Pacemaker, she hasn't had a follow up yet. I am quite sure she hasn't had any weakness on one side. She has be

I: I don't know if you can relate he symptoms to the ct findings. She's had a small stroke and until it's determines why that happened, she's at significant risk for another, possibly devistating one. Once all of her risks have been addresses and dealt with by her doctor, the chances for a normal life will be much better. It is possible this was an incidental finding, in which case she's a very lucky lady. ...Read more

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My mother in law had CT scan its wriiten that "old lacunar infarct in bilateral basal ganglia. Left lateral ventricle is more prominent".What is this?

My mother in law had CT scan its wriiten that "old lacunar infarct in bilateral basal ganglia. Left lateral ventricle is more prominent".What is this?

Small silent strokes: Commonly seen in older patients as blockage of tiny vessels occurs frequently without symptoms. The enlarged ventricle occurs as the damaged brain tissue shrinks. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan of my brain. The results read I had small lucunar infarct left basal ganglia small vessel ischemic disease... What do I have? It started with a headache on my right temple for the last 6 months, doctor sent me to physical theapy, but did

I had a CT scan of my brain. The results read I had small lucunar infarct left basal ganglia small vessel ischemic disease... What do I have? It started with a headache on my right temple for the last 6 months, doctor sent me to physical theapy, but did

Small strokes: A small lacunar infarct refers to a stroke from occlusion of a small blood vessel. Small vessel ischemic disease refers to a chronic process whereby the small blood vessels become smaller and smaller over time and cause tiny strokes in certain brain tissues. Typical risk factors are chronic hypertension, smoking and diabetes mellitus. These small strokes can be significant when they accumulate. ...Read more

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I have a spleenic infarction what has to be done to repair this?

I have a spleenic infarction what has to be done to repair this?

Why?: It will heal on its own but the cause should be sought and corrected. Why did you get a splenic infarction? ...Read more

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How do infarction and gangrene differ?

How do infarction and gangrene differ?

Infarction is the...: Death of tissue, like a myocardial infarction (heart attack) or a brain infarction (stroke). Gangrene implies an infection, not necessarily of dead tissue but it generally leads to dead tissue. ...Read more

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Where do most myocardial infarctions occur?

Where do most myocardial infarctions occur?

Varies: You have three main blood vessels feeding the heart - the right coronary, left circumflex, and the left anterior descending arteries. Narrowing can occur in any of the vessels and can be significant in any one or combination of these vessels. Bypass of the left anterior descending artery has shown the best change for improvement in life expectancy. ...Read more

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What is the definition of non-q-wave infarction?

What is the definition of non-q-wave infarction?

EKG diagnosis: When a piece of heart muscle dies, it no longer has electrical activity. This shows up on an ekg as a q wave. If someone clinically has a heart attack but the ekg never evolves q waves, it is (by definition) a "non-q wave" mi. ...Read more

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Are onion and garlic good to myocardiac infarction patients?

OK: I am not aware of any harmful effects of garlic or onions in patients with ischemic heart disease or after a myocardial infarction. ...Read more

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What is cardiac infarction?

What is cardiac infarction?

Heart attack: It's another term for heart attack. Nothing else. ...Read more

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What is a renal infarction?

What is a renal infarction?

Kidney death: If the blood supply to the kidney is blocked or damaged (by clot or trauma), kidney tissue dies. Renal infarction can involve some or all of 1 or both kidneys. Since the kidneys are a vital organ and they don't regenerate if dead (they can recover from acute tubular necrosis, a separate condition) this is potentially very serious and warrants specialty evaluation/care. ...Read more

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What is mycocardial infarction?

What is mycocardial infarction?

MI: MI is the medical term that people commonly call "a heart attack". It is injury and cellular death of heart muscle tissue due to lack of circulation. ...Read more

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How do you get a renal infarction?

How do you get a renal infarction?

Throbisis: Usually something that trigger a renal artery thrombisis cutting off the blood supply to that kidney trauma with injury to a kidney can cause as well. ...Read more

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Are myocardial infarctions curable?

Are myocardial infarctions curable?

No: A myocardial infarction is an acute event in which a portion of the heart is irreversably destroyed, usually by a blocked artery. The major lesson is that this damage is potentially avoided if people come to an er promptly when they have symptoms, which have been discussed elsewhere. We have a short time window to use modern treatment to save the heart and prevent complications and death. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Infarct (Definition)

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