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Adopted daughter 7 had an MRI showed old infarcts to left occipital/ left temporal lobes. She was recently dx mosaic turners syndrome. possible cause?
Infarcts (DeadCells): are a result of either loss of blood supply or trauma. At her age (though artery disease is typically present in 1/2 US citizens by age 7 y/o by US autopsy data going back to the 1920s), trauma/(self or other induced abuse) to her head is overwhelmingly the likely basis. Look up brain/cerebral infarct on Google.com & be aware that most result from artery Ds./clots, decades after onset, not trauma. ...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
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
Lack of blood flow.: "Ischemia" means a relative lack of blood flow (i.e., less blood flow than expected or less flow than noted on a prior scan). Peri-infarct means around the area of cell death (infarction). Upload the report & images on HealthTap Prime to discuss in more detail. But the basic gist is that around the area of death, there is an area of less blood flow than there should be. ...Read more
Infarcts: Infarcts are areas of heart muscle damage or scars. They can be deemed to be acute or old depending on associated EKG patterns. Q waves are often patterns of myocardial infarction. The above abnormalities are felt to be on the bottom and front of the left ventricle and possibly on the septum which is a wall between the left and right ventricles. This is a significant amount of heart muscle damage. ...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
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
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
Spinal infarct: Spinal cord infarct is the same as a stroke- sudden decreased blood flow within part of the CNS (central nervous system). Compared to the brain, the spinal cord receives much less blood flow, but like the brain, it can suffer from a stroke. A spinal cord infarct is less common than a (cerebral) stroke. It also tends to affect the legs, as motor supply to the legs must pass through the spinal c. ...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
Subacute infarct: What that means is that at some time in the recent past, there was an interruption of the blood supply to that part of the kidney. ...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
ECG: that reading means you should be in touch with your doctor asap to discuss what's going on and what to do you ...Read more
If a lesion is a past infarct does it initially get smaller then remain a scar or can it resolve completely?
57 y/o female lacunar infarct 2009. Would that make my memory (short term) be affected? Its really getting bad. Thank u.
Highly unlikely: Embolic strokes are considered to be the typical forms of stroke or hemorrhagic type as well that place a person at highest risk for post stroke dementia like consequences. Small vessel ischemic type, since 2009?, and a single event? Nah.....but that doesn't mean you shouldn't get a workup of some sort because there may be an explanation. ...Read more
What are the most common underlying conditions that would cause a splenic infarct? And how long do they take to show up?
Control risk factors: Lacunar infarcts are a type of ischemic stroke that is often due to risk factors for stroke including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes as well as lifestyle changes such as stopping smoking, exercise, and a healthy diet. The ataxia refers to a specific type of lacunar infarct and the associated symptoms of incoordination. It is best to seek full evaluation by a stroke neurologist. ...Read more