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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?
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
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
Old stroke: Chronic implies longer than 3-6 months. Brain infarct is a stroke, due to blood vessel obstruction. Risk factors might include hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and the presence of an old stroke predicts future stroke risk. So, likely best to start an anti-platelet drug. Discuss this with your doc. ...Read more
Splenic infarct: It's possible but until a hematologist does the work up and gives you the clean bill of health that it was just a coincidence, i would not just right it off. Last time i looked, this is not a terribly common thing to happen unless there is trauma and the spleen is an incredibly important organ. ...Read more
Compromised tissue: An infarct is a decrease in blood supply to an area. In the spleen if the tissues don't get blood supply the tissue becomes necrotic and infarcts. Te good news is that if the majority of the splenic tissue is healthy. ...Read more
Contour abnormality consider anterolateral infarct consistent with inferior infarct probably old what does that mean?
Need moreinformation: Was this a nuclear stress test? infarct means a prior heart attack you mention two different walls of the heart . Tests can have artifacts and can sometimes have false positives - will need more information such as history , indication for the test , risk factors for heart disease etc ...Read more
What are the most common underlying conditions that would cause a splenic infarct? And how long do they take to show up?
All chronic: Infarct means death of tissue secondary to obstructed blood flow. Lacunar is a tiny area. Once event has occurred, the nerve cells do not grow back locally, but compensatory pathways arise. Key lesson, therapies can prevent stroke events. Talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer