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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?

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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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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?

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

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What is anteroseptal infarct?

Heart Attack: Infarction is a heart attack, anteroseptal describes the location, which is the front wall of the heart, and the wall between the ventricles. This generally would have been cause by an occlusion in the left anterior descending coronary artery. (lad). ...Read more

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Wwhat is peri -infarct ischemia?

Wwhat is peri -infarct ischemia?

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

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What is an old inferior infarct, old anterior infarct, and possible septal Q-waves?

What is an old inferior infarct, old anterior infarct, and possible septal Q-waves?

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

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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

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What do you mean by small chronic infarct?

What do you mean by small chronic infarct?

Well...: It means that it is old, small, and an area that died due to lack of oxygen. These are common in older folks on ct's and mri's of the head, expecially with history of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: infarct?

Tissue death: It means an area of tissue death due to lack of oxygen most commonly associated with heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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What makes a lacunar infarct chronic?

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 more

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What is chronic infarct right thalamus?

What is chronic infarct right thalamus?

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

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Can you tell me about spinal cord infarct?

Can you tell me about spinal cord infarct?

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

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Can you have a splenic infarct and have no underlying condition?

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

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What does hypodense lesions in the kidney that look like subacute infarct mean?

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

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What does infarct on spleen mean and how is it treated. What tests need to be performed.

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

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Accelerated junctional rhythm inferior infarct anterolateral infarct what does this mean?

Accelerated junctional rhythm inferior infarct anterolateral infarct  what does this mean?

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

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If a lesion is a past infarct does it initially get smaller then remain a scar or can it resolve completely?

Scar: If the infarction happened, the scar will form, since infarction means that some amount of organ got necrotized (died). ...Read more

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57 y/o female lacunar infarct 2009. Would that make my memory (short term) be affected? Its really getting bad. Thank u.

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

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Ataxic lacunar infarct, what to do?

Ataxic lacunar infarct, what to do?

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

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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

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Infarct (Definition)

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