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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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Brain right ventricle 8mm lesion -cyst or tumor?

Brain right ventricle 8mm lesion -cyst or tumor?

Hard to say: If the interpretation on the MRI by the radiologist is that it is a cyst, then it is likely benign. It also depends if there is any area of enhancement that would suggest a tumor. Also if you have serial MRI scans, you can tell if it is getting bigger or changing which is more likely a tumor. The location in the ventricle is important too. If it obstructs the foramen it could be a problem. ...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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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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S+s of end stage primary brain cancer, (aa iii) r medial temporal lobe, diffuse numerous cells. Growing!/brainstem and posterior temp./basal ganglia?

S+s of end stage primary brain cancer, (aa iii) r medial temporal lobe, diffuse numerous cells. Growing!/brainstem and posterior temp./basal ganglia?

Ask for more info: Signs and symptoms can vary greatly with any 'end-stage' cancer. Things like if it has spread to other organs, impacting functional status and alertness (sleeping more, in bed most of the time), causing pain/seizures, and so on. His doctors can maybe determine what is most likely. If not involved already ask for hospice or palliative care help as they could also help answer what the s/s might be. ...Read more

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What is frontal lobe epilepsy?

What is frontal lobe epilepsy?

Frontal lobe seizure: Frontal lobe epilepsy (fle) refers to epilepsy where the seizure focus is located in the frontal lobes. Because the frontal lobes are involved in so many functions the symptoms of fle can be very varied and can include motor, emotional and cognitive symptoms. Fle can also be difficult to diagnose. See http://www.Epilepsy.Com/epilepsy/epilepsy_frontallobe for more information. ...Read more

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How dangerous cyst in right occipital lobe of brain?

How dangerous cyst in right occipital lobe of brain?

Cyst in the brain: If it is just a cyst then there is no real danger other than a slight increase in bleeding. The key question is that this cyst is not associated with another lesion. Arachnoid cysts are now commonly found as part of mr studies. ...Read more

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Can temporal lobe epilepsy be cured?

Can temporal lobe epilepsy be cured?

Cured?: In the hands of an epilepsy specialized neurologist and a specialty trained neurosurgeon, it can be a well treated condition if the focus is truly in the medial temporal lobe and it can be resected. Only those specialists can tell you if the disease is treatable or possibly without symptoms- cured is the difficult word. ...Read more

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Could temporal lobe epilepsy contribute towards schizophrenia?

No: But I have encountered several patients incorrectly diagnosed with schizophrenia who were instead suffering from undiagnosed and untreated focal epilepsy (TLE). Focal epilepsy can be very hard to spot, particularly if temporal or on undersurface of the brain. Continuous videotelemetry EEG (EMU) are key, though I have picked up several on routine EEG. ...Read more

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Does temporal lobe epilepsy cause dyscalucia .

Does temporal lobe epilepsy cause dyscalucia .

Coexisting: There may be coexisting problems of Temporal Lobe epilepsy and dyscalculia. Unlikely to be a cause and effect relationship ...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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How dangerous cyst in tight occipital lobe of brain?

How dangerous cyst in tight occipital lobe of brain?

Would need to know: Type of cyst, exact location and size and if you have any symptoms. Contact physician requesting the study to explain. ...Read more

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Nodule in l thyroid vth faint focal calcification, multiple enlargd lymph nodes in l cervical regn(surgical level3).Papillary carcinoma vth metastasis?

Thyroid cancer: Did you have a biopsy? An fna (fine needle aspirate) could be performed where a thin needle is used to collect cells from the thyroid nodule. This sample is sent to a pathologist for examination. The presence of multiple nodes is concerning and deserves further workup. Hope this helps. Papillary carcinoma is common and treatable. ...Read more

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Right lateral ventricle frontal horn compressed,Anterior midline mildly shifted to left,C2 vertebrae bone cyst,right frontal lobe glioma,treatment?

Right lateral ventricle frontal horn compressed,Anterior midline mildly shifted to left,C2 vertebrae bone cyst,right frontal lobe glioma,treatment?

See a surgeon.: It sounds like parts of your brain may be under pressure from the tumor. A good treatment for this is surgery to remove the mass. Speak to a surgeon for more details. ...Read more

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What is a temporal lobe resection?

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What is a temporal lobe resection?

TL resection: Surgery on the Temporal Lobe of brain to treat resistant Temporal Lobe Seizures. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Can a single visual hallucination caused by a tumor on the occipital lobe last for 18 years straight with no interruptions?

Can a single visual hallucination caused by a tumor on the occipital lobe last for 18 years straight with no interruptions?

Can gravity cease?: The answer to MY question is YES! No way-Yes, way! There's a calculable probability that a ball dropped to the floor ENOUGH TIMES will go UP on at least 1 trial. Unlikely you will live long enough to see it but it's not an IMPOSSIBILITY. Translate to hallucination- 24/7- same image(s), sequence, everything, for that long? Highly unlikely but then, there's gravity Has the patient had an EEG? ...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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Are sparkles in vision a symptom of brain tumor? Why? Is it due to pressure in optic nerve or chiasm? Or occipital lobe or parietal lobe pressure.

Are sparkles in vision a symptom of brain tumor? Why? Is it due to pressure in optic nerve or chiasm? Or occipital lobe or parietal lobe pressure.

No.: None of the structures you mentioned would cause sparkles in the vision. Scotomas are benign as long as they aren't persistent, they can be due to onset migraines, associated with headaches or happen for no reason. If they come on and stay and get worse for several days then we worry about retinal/vitreous detachment. ...Read more

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What is the cause of occipital lobe pain?

What is the cause of occipital lobe pain?

occipital neuritis : There is a nerve actually a pair of nerves which supply posterior aspect of the scalp or the occipital region. It is called the greater occipital nerve. When he gets irritated it causes pain in the region of its distribution. This irritation maybe caused by trauma, muscle spasm, cervical disc disease, or even something as as simple as having to wear a hard hat day in and day out. ...Read more

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I've had a constant, focal, sharp pain on my left occipital lobe for 2 days. No other associated symptoms. Pain started 2/10, now 4/10 on pain scale.

The occipital lobe : Is inside the brain. Perhaps you meant the occipital area (nape of neck), as that can happen and be bothersome. You rate it as 2-4/10, which isn't bad, and you might have a muscular contraction, or vascular issues that's causing this to occur. So, it's best to see your doctor, and have it evaluated, if it hasn't changed or improved by now. ...Read more

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Do constant headaches in my occipital lobe mean i need glasses?

Do constant headaches in my occipital lobe mean i need glasses?

Possible: A need for glasses can cause headaches when trying to use your eyes. An ophthalmologic exam is recommended if this is the case. If the headaches do not seem related to vision, see your primary care physician instead. ...Read more

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How is the diagnosis of arteritis made? Occipital lobe of the brain.

How is the diagnosis of arteritis made?  Occipital lobe of the brain.

Biopsy: I assume you mean temporal arteritis. The diagnosis is made by biopsy of the temporal artery in front of the ear. This is a straightforward procedure performed under local anesthesia as an outpatient. ...Read more

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Why is it that i always feel pain on my occipital lobe? and sometimes accompanied by neck pain

Why is it that i always feel pain on my occipital lobe? and sometimes accompanied by neck pain

See details: It is most likely to be an issue with the cervical spine. Have it evaluated and x rays done. if indicated. ...Read more

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I would like more information on cyst in right occipital lobe of the brain?

I would like more information on cyst in right  occipital lobe of the brain?

Depends: A lot depends on the size of the cyst and if there is any associated enhancement on the MRI scan. There are many people who have benign cysts which are fluid filled regions in the brain. These may have a thin membrane around them. If they do not change over time, these do not need surgery. If there is enhancement, they have to be watched closely or biopsied to make certain it is not a tumor. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy after massive occipital lobe stroke followed by aggressive dementia?

What is the life expectancy after massive occipital lobe stroke followed by aggressive dementia?

Ask doctor: Predicting life expectancy is very complicated and requires dozens or more pieces of information. Seek information from the persons health care team. ...Read more

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2wks ago fist fighGot hit on occipital lobe, right side. i feel pain inside that area, even I turn to right side.no pain exercising and not bruised ?

2wks ago fist fighGot hit on occipital lobe, right side. i feel pain inside that area, even I turn to right side.no pain exercising and not bruised 
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Muscle bruising: This is probably related to muscular bruising and swelling in the area from the trauma. Warm moist heat and time should take care of it if you do not have any other symptoms. Fighting never has good outcomes for either party. ...Read more

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What are the conditions which cause vasospasm in occipital lobe of brain?

What are the conditions which cause vasospasm  in occipital lobe of brain?

SAH,Vasculitis: The conditions that cause vasospasm is subarachnoid hemorrhage, sometimes inflammation of the blood vessels such as vasculitis can cause vasospasm, there are obviously other causes too. ...Read more

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How dangerous cyst in right occipital lobe of brain?

Cyst in the brain: If it is just a cyst then there is no real danger other than a slight increase in bleeding. The key question is that this cyst is not associated with another lesion. Arachnoid cysts are now commonly found as part of mr studies. ...Read more

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What to do about a tingling sensation in occipital lobe and blurred vision?

What to do about a tingling sensation in occipital lobe and blurred vision?

See eye doc: Can't tell you about the tingling sensation--may be just a nerve irritation, but for the blurred vision, see an ophthalmologist and see if you need glasses or if there is another issue. ...Read more

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I have been having throbbing headaches around my left occipital lobe area, what could this be?

TMD: There are over 300 different kinds of headaches, and treatment depends on symptoms it can range from a bite guard to different medicines. A headache specialist, or dentist who treats headaches may be able to help, or write back with more symptoms. ...Read more

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Sir I fell headache for a while as my head is gonna bust at my temporal lobe and some times at occipital lobe please recommend some medicine or tips?

Sir I fell headache for a while as my head is gonna bust at my temporal lobe and some times at occipital lobe please recommend some medicine or tips?

Ans: First you must have a thorough history exam and evaluation to determine the diagnosis of headache and hopefully the etiology of the headache. Then you can discuss medication options ...Read more

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How dangerous cyst in tight occipital lobe of brain?

Would need to know: Type of cyst, exact location and size and if you have any symptoms. Contact physician requesting the study to explain. ...Read more

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Re: brain MRI - what would be the cause of lesions mesial left occipital lobe?

Re: brain MRI - what would be the cause of lesions mesial left occipital lobe?

UBOs: Mri is a sensitive study that can show interesting findings of uncertain significance. Some show bright spots that have no definite meaning. We call these ubos or unidentifiable bright objects. Go over the results with a knowledgable expert. ...Read more

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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