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Is cerebral palsy the outcome of in utero stroke?

Is cerebral palsy the outcome of in utero stroke?

Not routinely: Not in the usual sense that we think of strokes: blocked arteries cutting off circulation or bleeding into a localized area. For a good summary from the nih, see: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001734/. ...Read more

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What is the rate and likelihood of cerebral atrophy in vegetative state after brainstem stroke?

What is the rate and likelihood of cerebral atrophy in vegetative state after brainstem stroke?

That's irrelevant: You're making a common layperson's mistake: You're confusing a correlative marker with the thing itself. The presence of cerebral atrophy either during life in imaging or pathologically after death tells you nothing by itself. What matters is how well a brain WORKS, not how it looks. It doesn't really matter how the brain of someone in PVS looks. What matters is the PVS. A fate worse than death. ...Read more

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What is spastic dyplegia of cerebral palsy?

What is spastic dyplegia of cerebral palsy?

Legs>arms: Spastic diplegia is a condition in which the lower extremities are more affected than uppers. Intelligence may be normal and ambulation with braces or ankle supports may be good ...Read more

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What is the meaning of cerebral palsy spastic diplegia?

What is the meaning of cerebral palsy spastic diplegia?

Stiff legs from CP: Cerebral palsy describes disorders of movement & posture related to injury to the developing nervous system before the third birthday.(pregnancy, labor, delivery or after) an injury to the brain cells that handle the motor functions of the lower extremities can produce diplegia (two limb) stiffness.This injury has been associated with a brain hemorrhage near the motor cells. ...Read more

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What is the pathogenesis of an ischaemic stroke affecting the left cerebral hemisphere?

What is the pathogenesis of an ischaemic stroke affecting the left cerebral hemisphere?

Mechanisms: Usually, represents narrowing and closure of a large artery such as carotid or middle cerebral, but can be due to a clot circulating from a distant source, such as heart. A myocardial event might trigger a stroke in a susceptible older patient, and, in some cases, trauma can tear a blood vessel in neck (dissection). Causes include smoking, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipemia, high homocysteine. ...Read more

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Is cerebral palsy the after effect of an in utero stroke?

Is cerebral palsy the after effect of an in utero stroke?

It can be: CP is defined as a disorder of motion & posture based on an injury to the developing nervous system at any point from the early stages of pregnancy up to the 3rd birthday. A stroke in utero is that sort of injury.Such issues as cord events, where the flow of blood was pinched off for a period & intrauterine infection are other possible causes. ...Read more

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What types of brain malformations occur in the cerebellum?

What types of brain malformations occur in the cerebellum?

Many.: Dany-walker cyst, chiari ii malformation, arachnoid cysts, vein of galen aneurysm, inferior vermian hypoplasia, cerebellar hypoplasia and ependymal tumors can all present in the posterior brain fossa of fetuses or children. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy?

What are the causes of  hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy?

Lack of oxygen/blood: Hypoxic-ischemic encepahalopathy is caused by a lack of oxygen and blood flow. This can occur around the time of birth, for example, from compression of the umbilical cord, or throughout life for example from cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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What are the neurological complications of cerebral malaria?

What are the neurological complications of cerebral malaria?

Cerebral Malaria: Cerebral malaria is a neurologic complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection. In children it can present w weakness & debilitating fatigue leading to seizures. It can cause swelling of brain, hemorrhages & sometimes body posturing, abnl eye movements & breathing patterns & changes of pupil size. Untreated Cerebral malaria is usually fatal in children. In adults sx's can include fever, headache ...Read more

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What is the significance of cerebral ischemia?

What is the significance of cerebral ischemia?

Stroke: It means that the brain is not getting a normal blood supply. Depending on the cause and on the severity, that could lead to symptoms temporarily or to permanent damage and a stroke. ...Read more

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Is anoxia leading to hie genetic?

Is anoxia leading to hie genetic?

No: Hie, or hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, is not thought to have a genetic predisposition. However, underlying conditions that may predispose to hie, such as fetal growth restriction, fetal macrosomia, placental insufficiency, abnormal placentation, etc, may have genetic bases. ...Read more

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What causes cerebral palsy in children?

What causes cerebral palsy in children?

Hard to say: CP is caused by any injury to motor cortex in the brain from the point they become active in pregnancy to the 3rd birthday (research definition).These include loss of oxygen, blood flow, glucose (fuel), infection, trauma, etc. Studies show over half those with symptoms evident by age 7 had a normal pregnancy labor and delivery. The extent of impairment is quite variable. ...Read more

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What causes cerebral palsy in child?

What  causes cerebral palsy in child?

Difficult to know: We understand that this relates to an injury to the nerves that control movement & posture within the region of the brain called the motor cortex. By definition the injury can happen any time from when the nerves form to the 3rd birthday (research definition).Whether this is from poor blood flow, silent stroke, low blood sugar, toxin or infection, no specific cause is apparent ...Read more

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What is birth asphyxia? Anoxia? Hypoxia?

What is birth asphyxia? Anoxia? Hypoxia?

See below: All 3 terms refer to a decrease in the amount of oxygen the baby receives during the birthing process. If severe, it could have an effect on the child's brain. ...Read more

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Is cerebral palsy the result of “birth injury?” how is different from a “birth defect”?

Is cerebral palsy the result of “birth injury?” how is different from a “birth defect”?

Cerebral palsy is a : Group of disorders of impaired motor functions described by limitations of mobility & hand use. Fetal brain malformations or ?ed blood flow/oxygen can occur from the 3rd week of gestation till term, especially near the end of the 2nd trimester. Asphyxia during labor & delivery or in the first years of life accounts for ~ 10 of cases, in whom hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy is diagnosed. ...Read more

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Is cerebral palsy a usual birth defect caused by in utero stroke?

Possible: It is possible that cerebral palsy may be related to in utero cerebral infarct (stroke) - but there are many causes of cerebral palsy. Here is an article which may be helpful to describe causes of cerebral palsy: http://www.Webmd.Com/brain/understanding-cerebral-palsy-basic-information. ...Read more

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Which type of charity events exist to support cerebral palsy?

Which type of charity events exist to support cerebral palsy?

Check your local: Check with your local group or children's hospital and they can direct you. ...Read more

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Help please! is cerebral palsy the outcome of all in utero stroke children?

No: In-utero stroke patients come in all shapes and sizes. Some strokes are large and occur late in the pregnancy and can produce significant problems in the child including cp. Other strokes may be small and occur early enough in the pregnancy that the brain can repair itself before the child is born, and the child will develop perfectly normally. Most cases and outcomes lie in between these examples. ...Read more

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What are the health challenges of cerebral palsy?

What are the health challenges of cerebral palsy?

Depends on severity: Children with mild CP may be as healthy as typically developing children, just with some motor disability. Children with severe CP often have swallowing problems that can lead to undernutrition and aspiration. They can have recurrent respiratory problems. They can also have gastroesophageal reflux and constipation. ...Read more

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Are migraines associated with global cerebral ischemia?

Are migraines associated with global cerebral ischemia?

So complicated: In short, no - migraines are not a hypoperfusive state. The old (not correct) understanding in fact was based on the observation that blood flow often increases with migraines. Like all things in the body, our understanding now is much more complicated. There's a complex interaction between the neurons (primary problem) and the vessels and surrounding structures (secondary). ...Read more