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Doctor insights on: Interesting Facts About The Frontal Lobe

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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

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


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What does frontal lobe shrinkage mean?

What does frontal lobe shrinkage mean?

Loss: Loss of brain tissue in the frontal lobe, can be normal or abnormal depending on degree and age. ...Read more

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What problems can frontal lobe damage cause?

FL damage: Memory loss & risk taking behaviors (impulsivity), depending on site & extent of damage. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have some kind of frontal lobe problem?

How can I know if I have some kind of frontal lobe problem?

Neurologist: Recommend neurological evaluation if there are concerns about frontal lobe problems. ...Read more

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What can you do to improve the function of the frontal lobe?

What can you do to improve the function of the frontal lobe?

Regular exercise?: Good morning,
that is an interesting question, as it echoes the feeling of many of us! There are a lot of claims with no definite proof of results. Aging lead to decline in frontal lobe functions, one the reason being inactivity, both physically and mentally as we age. The only proven technique to improve is to engage in physical exercise and continue to learn new things to stimulate your brain. ...Read more

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Can the frontal lobe shrink by any means? Will it grow back?

Yes: As we get older, the cells, tissues and organs in our body shrink/atrophy, degenerate/decrease in its functional capacity and it's part of the natural cycle of the human body. When the brain shrinks, it doesn't grow back. Those people who are endowed with good genes have a longer life span and have a delay in these processes. Google online for images of brain atrophy. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Injury to frontal lobe causing issues years later, what to do?

Injury to frontal lobe causing issues years later, what to do?

Brain injury: It really depends on how much injury to the frontal lobes occurred. At this time there is no real treatment available for traumatic injuries to this region of the brain. ...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 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

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What does the right frontal lobe control?

Right Frontal Lobe: For a great summary see: http://www. Neuroskills. Com/brain-injury/frontal-lobes. Php. In short - right frontal lobe is involved in non-verbal capabilities. ...Read more

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How is the frontal lobe of the cerebrum related?

How is the frontal lobe of the cerebrum related?

Frontal lobe fxn: Not sure what you're asking, but the frontal lobe of the brain (cerebrum) largely controls behavior, executive functions such as planning, language and motor function. ...Read more

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What would a white spot on the frontal lobe mean?

Very non-specific: I presume you are referring to white spot seen on a MRI brain scan. It is always important to review the scan results with your doctor who originally ordered the scan to discuss the clinical significance or often times insignificance of the radiologic finding. In general, if someone has risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, or high cholesterol, not controlled, then MRI can show white spots. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of a frontal lobe tumor?

Personality changes: The frontal lobe is known to give us our personality traits. In the case of a tumor any disruption in this area of the brain changes in the person's behavior and personality may be seen. However this largely depends on the size and specific area and also the resulting destruction of the brain by that tumor. ...Read more

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What do I do if possible damage to left frontal lobe?

Depends...: Difficult to answer without more information, but if there is damage to the frontal lobe, this usually cannot be repaired, and therapy is performed to maximize function. Please rephrase if you need additional information. ...Read more

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Please explain what does the right frontal lobe control?

Brain: For a great summary see: http://www. Neuroskills. Com/brain-injury/frontal-lobes. Php. In short - right frontal lobe is involved in non-verbal capabilities. ...Read more

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I was wondering what does the right frontal lobe deal with?

I was wondering what does the right frontal lobe deal with?

Right Frontal Lobe: For a great summary see: http://www. Neuroskills. Com/brain-injury/frontal-lobes. Php. In short - right frontal lobe is involved in non-verbal capabilities. ...Read more

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What would a person be like if they damaged the left frontal lobe?

Speech and weakness: Damage to the left frontal lobe can occur from various causes, but often blood clot occluding blood flow or a hemorrhagic stroke with often several symptoms that are unfortunately seen. These include slurred speech, difficulty with expression of speech, however, fortunately still often able to understand speech, and drooping of the right face as well as weakness of the right arm and leg. ...Read more

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I have a question what could happen years later after getting a corner of your left frontal lobe remove?

I have a question what could happen years later after getting a corner of your left frontal lobe remove?

Left frontal lobe: Is in most people involved in motor function, memory, language, impulse, judgement, sexual and social functions. The extent of changes in any of this functions will vary depending on the ability of your neurons to reconnect and regenerate and intercommunications. Your neurosurgeon will be the best to discuss the effect based on how much is removed and the loci ...Read more

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I am 67 and have generalized cerebral and cerabellar loss with slight frontal lobe predominance. Explain.

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I am 67 and have generalized cerebral and cerabellar loss with slight frontal lobe predominance. Explain.

Atrophy: There seems to be a word missing, but in general, you have reduced volume of the brain. Normal aging means that the brain loses volume, but there can be accelerated loss of volume with certain diseases, such as alzheimer's. Also, accelerated loss of volume in certain areas of the brain can predict dementia. It is best to speak to your primary care provider or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why do I have this strange headache? I have never had one like this. It's in the right upper frontal lobe area. It comes and goes on and off for 2 day

Why do I have this strange headache? I have never had one like this. It's in the right upper frontal lobe area. It comes and goes on and off for 2 day

Get seen ASAP.: Patients with new or 'strange' headaches worry doctors. A mild headache that responds to over the counter medication such as tylenol (acetaminophen) is generally not an emergency, but you should see your doctor in the next few weeks since it is new. Headaches that get worse or become severe could be an emergency and you should have someone bring you to an emergency room right away or call 911. ...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 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 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