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Dr. Ira Friedlander
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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 mother, 84, MRI scan> subacute infarcts, bilateral frontal lobes, small vessel ischematic changes inthe basal ganglia, periventricular white matter?

My mother, 84, MRI scan> subacute infarcts, bilateral frontal lobes, small vessel ischematic changes inthe basal ganglia, periventricular white matter?

Small vessel disease: Mri in a 84 years old lady showing infarcts and small vessel disease means she is having ministrokes. That is very common in that age group. If she has heart disease or carotid artery disease or risk factors like high BP or diabetes or high lipids they should be controlled and she should follow up with her dr who can give her further recommendations. ...Read more

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What is lacunar infarct in brain artery?

What is lacunar infarct in brain artery?

Infarct of the brain: Lacunar infarct is a small stroke - death of a small number of brain cells that is caused by closing of a small artery that is supplying them with oxygen. ...Read more

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Small lacunar infarct in subcortical region ?

Lacunar Infarct?: I don't really don't understand your question. A lacunar infarct is a type of stroke that is usually due to uncontrolled, long standing hypertension. ...Read more

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What do you mean by: 1. Scalp hematoma, left parietal region 2, cerebral contusion left parietal lobe 3. Cerebral contusion left base cerebral hemisph?

What do you mean by: 1. Scalp hematoma, left parietal region 2, cerebral contusion left parietal lobe 3. Cerebral contusion left base cerebral hemisph?

Scalp hematoma: Scalp hematoma is a bleeding underneath the scalp in the upper left region of the skull. The contusion is in the same region and is a brusing and bleeding in the brain. #3. Is another bruising or bleeding on the left side of the brain but lower down towards the base of the skull. These injuries sound like there are a result of head trauma. ...Read more

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Periventricular isch chnges, infarcts both cerebral hemispheres incl rt parietal? Vascular event.Blood & vessels ok.Next check pfo, but could it be ms

Periventricular isch chnges, infarcts both cerebral hemispheres incl rt parietal? Vascular event.Blood & vessels ok.Next check pfo, but could it be  ms

Possible, but...: Fine to check for pfo, but real question involves potentials for stroke. You could have cadasil, which is a genetic disorder. A spinal tap could assist in diagnosis perhaps. Vasculitis, arteritis, even sjogren's might be considered. Description not necessarily ms, but part of considerations. ...Read more

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What is lacunar infarct on thalamus?

Small cell death: A lacunar infarct is a small area of brain cells that have died. This may be asymptomatic or not depending on where it is and the size of it. ...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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Can a frontal lobe brain injury cause MS ?

Can a frontal lobe brain injury cause MS ?

Probably not : The exact cause of multiple sclerosis is not well understood. However, researchers have looked at a link between brain injury and ms. It is a very weak relationship. About 1 person in 5000 who has a brain injury may get ms, so i wouldn't worry too much about it. ...Read more

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Stroke in occipital lobe following cervical spine surgery?

Stroke in occipital lobe following cervical spine surgery?

Vertebral Artery: This can be a consequence of injury to the vertebral artery. This can be from direct manipulation, positioning or spontaneous. Further diagnostic workup can include angiography. ...Read more

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Ct head scan results are frontal lobe sulci bilateral prominent. Prominate subarachnold space. Midline lipoma. Anterior interhemispheric fissure promi?

Ct head scan results are frontal lobe sulci bilateral prominent. Prominate subarachnold space. Midline lipoma. Anterior interhemispheric fissure promi?

Atrophy: The midline lipoma probably doesnt warrant any treatment. These are usually incidental findings, but they can be associated with some congenital brain disorders. You basically seem to have less brain in your skull relative to fluid spaces relative to others. Have your doctor review the scan with you. ...Read more

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What is "old lacunar infarction at periventricular white matter of left temporal lobe" ?

Lacunes: Lacunes are small deep cerebral infarcts due to a primary arterial disease. They are usually located in the basal ganglia, internal capsule and pons usually in hypertensive patients. They are rare in the white matter of the cerebral hemispheres. See a neurologist if those findings belong to you. ...Read more

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F,48. Pls detail(1)"nonspec hyperintense FLAIR foci involving L.parietal+bilateral.frontal.lobes" +(2)"signal void along main intracranial vasculature?

F,48. Pls detail(1)"nonspec hyperintense FLAIR foci involving L.parietal+bilateral.frontal.lobes" +(2)"signal void along main intracranial vasculature?

Radiology terms: This is specialized radiology terminology and isn't helpful by itself. The radiologist should provide a conclusion at end of report as to what it all means. This must then be interpreted in context of what symptoms led to study in first place. Too much for any of us to answer in this format. Talk to the doctor who ordered the study. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can somebody describe temporal lobe epilepsy?

Can somebody describe temporal lobe epilepsy?

Need more words: Simple and complex focal epilepsy are difficult to diagnose, ; represent 40% of all epilepsies. Presentation varies from small motor tics, unusual perceptual disturbances, time-distortion, derealization, panic-like sxs, compulsive behaviors, catatonic variants, atypical aggressive outbursts, obsessions, and much more. See a specialist in 1) epilepsy or 2) behavioral neurology ; neuropsych. ...Read more

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Eye pain & headache; MRI says: "few tiny abnormal signal foci fronto-parietal subcortical region r seen which might have ischemic origin"...Diagnosis?

Eye pain & headache; MRI says: "few tiny abnormal signal foci fronto-parietal subcortical region r seen which might have ischemic origin"...Diagnosis?

Would need to ....: Actually evaluate the films, but sound like radiologisy jargon for mild non-specific whit matter abnormalities. Used to called ubo's about 25 years ago. ...Read more

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Radiologist report says bilateral gliosis posterior frontal lobe. Where is the posterior frontal lobe located and can it cause my nocturnal seizures. ?

Radiologist report says bilateral gliosis posterior frontal lobe. Where is the posterior frontal lobe located and can it cause my nocturnal seizures. ?

The frontal lobes: Occupy about the front half of the top part of the brain, called the cerebrum. The posterior area would be towards the back - just in front and above the ear - see attached image - the back part of the pink area. Gliosis is like scar tissue in the brain, and could cause seizures. Please discuss this with your neurologist and correlate with eeg and other test results. ...Read more

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Infarct (Definition)

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