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My daughter had her frontal left lobe of her brain removed due to a tumor three years ago. Is the left frontal lobe of your brain necessary?

My daughter had her frontal left lobe of her brain removed due to a tumor three years ago. Is the left frontal lobe of your brain necessary?

Yes and no?: While we have a fairly thorough understanding of how the brain works by no means do we or are we meant to understand all of its new wants details. The frontal lobes deal with emotions and short-term memory. Therefore people can function and survive without portions of those areas, however there would definitely be some measurable subjective differences compared to someone who did not have that portion of the brain removed. It sounds as if your daughter is doing okay three years later. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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What should follow up be for 1 CM left frontal lobe meningeoma be. Tumor discovered on MRI feb. 2012 after episodes of dizzy spells. Had f/u MRI in au?

What should follow up be for 1 CM left frontal lobe meningeoma be. Tumor discovered on MRI feb. 2012 after episodes of dizzy spells. Had f/u MRI in au?

MRI at 1-2 years: A 1 cm meningioma of the frontal lobe region is usually followed by MRI every 1-2 years. If there are no seizures, only imaging follow-up is recommended. Dizzy spells were probably unrelated to the meningioma. ...Read more

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Case of brain tumor (frontal lobe mainagiouma) repate MRI after 6month, it shows same but tumor size 1.5cm bigger I got some convelation ned adv?

Case of brain tumor (frontal lobe mainagiouma) repate MRI after 6month, it shows same but tumor size 1.5cm bigger I got some convelation ned adv?

Your doctor's advice: Did you ask your doctor as to what it all means? You should be seeing a nurologist or a neurosurgeon to guide you for the future as meningiomas can be slow growing tumors which can cause problems if they grow beyond a certain size. Then surgical removal (excision) may be required. So remain connected with a specialist for a few years till the problem has been resolved. ...Read more

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Why do I have to deal with a burning sensation migraines from having left Frontal lobe Brain surgeries and a Severe Concussion yrs ago?

Why do I have to deal with a burning sensation migraines from having left Frontal lobe Brain surgeries and a Severe Concussion yrs ago?

Depends: This depends on the exact nature of your injury and surgeries. Headaches of all types and characteristics after a head injury are common and often a persistent problem. I would highly suggest that you seek care with a neurologist with special interests in headaches. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, im having a grnaloma on left frontal lobe of my brain. Does this cause any disease please tell me sir?

Hi doctor, im having a grnaloma on left frontal lobe of my brain. Does this cause any disease please tell me sir?

The only: Problem I can think of is a SIEZURE and your treating physician may wish to place you on anti-siezure medication to PREVENT one...discuss with your treatng Neurologist/PCP
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What medication can be used to build the brain tissue, report says there is evidence of poorly defined area of altered signal intensity seen involving left frontal lobe displayed hyperintense signal on T2W and flair images suggestive of infarct.?

What medication can be used to build the brain tissue, report says there is evidence of poorly defined area of altered signal intensity seen involving left frontal lobe displayed hyperintense signal on T2W and flair images suggestive of infarct.?

None: Presumably you didn't just wander into an MRI facility & make an impulse purchase. A doctor ordered the MRI for a reason. An MRI is meaningless by itself. You're the patient, not the MRI. You don't even really know what's going on yet. Your doctor is ethically obligated to interpret the MRI results as they apply to you. Brain tissue can't be "built." Once gone, it's gone forever. ...Read more

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I had a brain MRI. ... There is a 3 llmm focus of t2/flair signalnhyperintensitynin the subcotucalvwhitev matter of the left frontal lobe?

I had a brain MRI. ... There is a 3 llmm focus of t2/flair signalnhyperintensitynin the subcotucalvwhitev matter of the left frontal lobe?

Normal: These t2 spots are like wrinkles. If you are 22 and have wrinkles, something is wrong. If you're 52.... You're 52! in fact only having 1 spot at 52 is pretty good. ...Read more

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I just had a MRI on my brain. I was told I had a cyst on my left frontal lobe. They're talking about putting me on needs what's should I look out for?

I just had a MRI on my brain. I was told I had a cyst on my left frontal lobe. They're talking about putting me on needs what's should I look out for?

Frontal Lobe Cyst: This is very difficult for me to answer with only a minimal amount of information. However, I suspect the meds are anti-seizure medications because the cyst might leave you at risk for a seizure while your doctors design a treatment plan for you. All I can recommend at this point is that to be sure you are under the care of a board certified neurologist or neurosurgeon. I wish you all the best. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with brain damage/gliosis/low grade glioma in left frontal lobe. Doctors are still not sure what it is. Only MRI done?

I have been diagnosed with brain damage/gliosis/low grade glioma in left frontal lobe. Doctors are still not sure what it is. Only MRI done?

Not Yet Sure: I suspect an abnormality was seen that could be one of the following: 1. Gliosis. 2. Low Grade Glioma
Quite different problems. I. is benign and 2. is malignant. You will need more test to decide. Follow-up may be needed. PET/CT of brain may help. ...Read more

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I recently had a CT scan of the brain and I want to know what do these findings actually mean? The findings are as follows: focus of decreased density in the sub-cortical white matter of the left frontal lobe, per-ventricular ischemic change. No mass or m

I recently had a CT scan of the brain and I want to know what do these findings actually mean? The findings are as follows: focus of decreased density in the sub-cortical white matter of the left frontal lobe, per-ventricular ischemic change. No mass or m

Your: Your ct findings are suggestive of cerebrovascular disease, which is usually caused by atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Smokers and people with uncontrolled hypertension or high cholesterol are commonly affected by cerebrovascular disease. The areas around your brain's ventricles (these are simply hollow chambers within your brain) are particularly susceptible to the reduced blood flow caused by this condition -- hence the "peri-ventricular ischemic change." the area of decreased density in your left frontal lobe could be due to a "lacunar infarct" (i.e., a small stroke), which is another common complication of cerebrovascular disease.
Your doctor can help you sort through the potential causes of (and treatment for) cerebrovascular disease. If you're a smoker, quitting would be of great benefit to your brain.
I hope things go well for you! ...Read more

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Symptoms of brain tumor on left front lobe?

Symptoms of brain tumor on left front lobe?

Depends: Size and location of the tumor have a lot to do with delineating the symptoms. The frontal lobe has a few different functions. Among them; speech, personality deficits and/or motor problems on the right side of the body can result. ...Read more

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Have throbbing pain in left parietal lobe. Began less than 24 hours ago but will not go away. Stops for short time then starts again. Brain tumor?

Have throbbing pain in left parietal lobe. Began less than 24 hours ago but will not go away. Stops for short time then starts again. Brain tumor?

A wee clarification: 1) You cannot have a pain in your left parietal lobe. Your brain has no pain nerves. All sensations are processed in the brain but experienced elsewhere in the body. 2) The brain has no connective tissue. Lots of connective tissue around the brain, however: Meninges, arterial sheaths, other connective tissue, all of which is exquisitely sensitive to pain. That's what pains and throbs. ...Read more

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I have a resected (90%) benign brain tumor in left temporal lobe. I'm on Trileptal (600 +900) & I get epilepsy every 3 wks, dose issue? Accumulation?

I have a resected (90%) benign brain tumor in left temporal lobe. I'm on Trileptal (600 +900) & I get epilepsy every 3 wks, dose issue? Accumulation?

"Ride the horse": I often say when choosing a seizure med, we need to "ride this horse until we find out if it'll get us where we want to go. We don't change horses unless we have to." meaning...We need to push the dose up gently until either seizures stop (yeaaaa!) or we get unacceptable side effects (oh nuts!) and have to find a different med. Talk with your neurologist. If tolerable, you might need more. ...Read more

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Does a constant twitch in left eye +headache mean possible reoccurrence of brain tumor? I have a history of tumor in right occipital lobe.

Does a constant twitch in left eye +headache mean possible reoccurrence of brain tumor? I have a history of tumor in right occipital lobe.

Blepharospasm?: The condition that you have with your eyelids is called blepharospasm. Speak to your ophthalmologist about it. I don't think that it's related to your previous condition. You may need to get a follow- up MRI. Try to get copies of your past medical records now before they have been transferred to long term storage. Then scan them and keep them on a thb drive which you can download to any md. ...Read more

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

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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What does a left frontal lobe soft spot mean and what are the dangers?

?????: Do you mean outside the skull or inside the skull? Is this something you can feel on the side of your head? Because you said "frontal lobe, " but the frontal lobe is on the other side of some tough bone. If you mean actually in the brain, you'll have to explain "soft spot, " because the living brain has roughly the consistency of raw egg yolk. It's ALL soft. Please repost with clearer wording. ...Read more

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What is a infarct left frontal lobe?

What is a infarct left frontal lobe?

Type of stroke: Strokes are due to either blood clot blocking a blood vessel, called an ischemic infarct, or due to bleeding, called a hemorrhagic stroke. An infarct in the left frontal lobe is due to a blood clot that has occluded or blocked one of the main vessel supplying blood to the left frontal part or lobe of the brain with symptoms involves language disturbance and right sided weakness in face/arm//leg. ...Read more

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Arachnoid cyst left frontal lobe, what do I do?

Arachnoid cyst left frontal lobe, what do I do?

Likely nothing: An arachnoid cyst is something that you were born with. In the vast majority of people it will never cause any problems. ...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 had a 3cm adeno in left frontal lobe=craniotomy 1mo ago. No other disease known. I sleep a lot. How long is recovery? 69 and otherwise healthy.

I had a 3cm adeno in left frontal lobe=craniotomy 1mo ago. No other disease known. I sleep a lot. How long is recovery? 69 and otherwise healthy.

Depends on resection: It sounds like you had the resection of a 3cm adeno (carcinoma). If this is the case, the extent of resection, the degree of surrounding edema (swelling) will play a role in recovery. Sleeping a lot is not uncommon and can be related to medications as well as the post-operative changes in the brain. ...Read more

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Hit my head a little bit on the top left frontal lobe, is that bad no headache no blurred vision?

Hit my head a little bit on the top left frontal lobe, is that bad no headache no blurred vision?

No symptoms: If you have no symptoms, such as headache, dizziness, loss of consciousness, nausea, etc., the injury may not be that bad. Other important factors are what hit your head, how hard, and how long ago this happened. ...Read more

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I am 62 years male. I have acute infarct in left frontal lobe. I am on clobazam + asprin + atorvastatin+levicitam. For how long do I need to take it.

I am 62 years male. I have acute infarct in left frontal lobe. I am on clobazam + asprin + atorvastatin+levicitam. For how long do I need to take it.

Brain infarct: You need to follow your doctors instuctions very carefully, and take medication and treatment as it is prescribed. Get regular follow up appointments. ...Read more

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My CT said that I have a 2mm focus identified within the centrum semiovale of the left frontal lobe. What does this mean?

My CT said that I have a 2mm focus identified within the centrum semiovale of the left frontal lobe. What does this mean?

Just what it says: You had this done for a reason. I don't know what the reason was. Anyhow this is a question to be answered by the physician that ordered it. ...Read more

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I have venous angioma on my left frontal lobe and thickening of para-nasal sinuses without fluid levels. What does this mean?

I have venous angioma on my left frontal lobe and thickening of para-nasal sinuses without fluid levels. What does this mean?

Please repost: You didn't just wander into a CT or MRI facility & make an impulse purchase. A doctor ordered a scan for a reason. The scan isn't the patient, you are. Please state the reason. Actually, the doc who ordered the test has the ethical obligation to clarify the findings for you, or if (s)he can't, to find someone who can. You have a right to an explanation in terms you can understand. ...Read more

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Moderate dizziness, burning sensation in left frontal lobe area, tingling from forehead to top middle of head feeling like it was banged but it wasn't.?

Moderate dizziness, burning sensation in left frontal lobe area, tingling from forehead to top middle of head feeling like it was banged but it wasn't.?

Head ache: I see you are taking gabapentin is it for the head ache. You might be having some form of head ache from different causes. It could be vascular, muscular, neural or related to near by joint problems have it checked out ...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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What does nonspecific, subtle subcortical left frontal lobe hypodensities without significant mass mean on ct scan impression?

Nothing w/o symptoms: The impression of a CT scan means nothing unless there are symptoms or signs that warrant the scan to begin with. Why was the CT scan ordered? What symptoms did you have? The impression says that there are less dense spots in the left front part of the brain, but no mass, no tumor. The cause (& significance) of the spots is unknown. Talk to the doctor who ordered the test or use HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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Mri result: 3mm T2/FLAIR hyperintense focus located in the subcortical white matter of the left frontal lobe. What does this mean? Should I be alarm

Mri result: 3mm T2/FLAIR hyperintense focus located in the subcortical white matter of the left frontal lobe. What does this mean? Should I be alarm

Think more clearly: The MRI isn't the patient; you are. You didn't just wander into an MRI facility & make an impulse purchase. A doctor ordered the MRI, for a reason. It's his/her obligation to discuss the test result with you & correlate the facts of the case to draw a conclusion, which will likely be that the MRI finding is not clinically significant. A test is a test, & you are you. Not the same things at all. ...Read more

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Operated for Astrocytoma Grade 3 left frontal brain tumor. Will go for radio nd chemo therapy in a few days. Which precautions/alternative can be taken?

Operated for Astrocytoma Grade 3 left frontal brain tumor. Will go for radio nd chemo therapy in a few days. Which precautions/alternative can be taken?

Define your terms: Not clear what you mean by "precautions" or "alternatives." Precautions re XRT and chemo or for something else? The "alternative" to treatment is to do nothing; or to resort to traditional Indian medicine, which is the same as doing nothing, & don't let any well-meaning but ignorant laypeople or charlatans tell you different; unless all you're interested in is feeling better about dying. ...Read more

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How long does a benign brain tumor in the temporal lobe take to start having an effect on brain activity?

How long does a benign brain tumor in the temporal lobe take to start having an effect on brain activity?

Depends: Brain dysfunction will be determined by the amount of pressure placed on the area. This will depend upon the growth rate of the underlying brain tumor. The only way to know this is to obtain serial imaging studies and measure the lesion over time. ...Read more

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What if a recent MRI on brain read venous differnetial in the opptiucal lobe, could it be a brain tumor starting have been having trouble speaking?

Question unclear: I'm sorry, your question is just not clear and can't be sensibly answered. A tumor in one of the occipital lobes is not likely to cause difficulty speaking unless it was large enough to be clearly visible on an mri. I think "venous differential" is a mis-quotation. Perhaps the report read "deep venous anomaly" or "venous hemangioma"? These are benign conditions. Ask your doctor to clarify. ...Read more

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Hi I have got brain tumor (meningioma)frontal lob size 18.7mm, how much %the operation will be sucessful?

Hi I have got brain tumor (meningioma)frontal lob size 18.7mm, how much %the operation will be sucessful?

Depends: This depends on your definition of success. It is probably a near 100% chance that the surgery can be done safely and that you will have no neurologic sequelae with a small convexity frontal lobe tumor. The risks of infection are about 3-5%. The risk of recurrence depends on the extent of resection and the pathology of the tumor. Not all meningiomas are the same-some are atypical, some aggressive. ...Read more

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Am 45 y old female, had brain tumor on the frontal lob (maningioma, size 18.7mm), how much the % of operation will be succeful.

Am 45 y old female, had brain tumor on the frontal lob (maningioma, size 18.7mm), how much the % of operation will be succeful.

Good in general: These tumors are usually treated with surgery or radiation. The outcomes depend on complete removal in the case of surgery. The exact location might make radiosurgery better than surgery.
There is a very good 10 year survival for this disease. ...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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Brain Tumor (Definition)

Can cause headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. Also ...Read more