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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a parietal occipital subarachnoid hemorrhage?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a parietal occipital subarachnoid hemorrhage?

SAH: It means there is blood over the brain which is normally not there. It can be a life threatening situation. ...Read more

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What does nothing to suggest amyloid mean ? Mri brain shows patches of hyperintensity in left parietal & right occipital region.

What does nothing to suggest amyloid mean ?  Mri brain shows patches of hyperintensity in  left parietal & right occipital region.

Amyloid angiopathy?: Not sure if they are referring to amyloid angiopathy? This is an entity that usually occurs in elderly patients. It may lead to subcortical bleeds. This occurs because there is the abnormal deposition of amyloid in the walls of the vessels. Mri can demonstrate evidence of these as prior bleeds. Patches of hyperintensity may refer to small areas of prior stroke. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the left scalp ( occipital and parietal ) region when patient swallow ??

What causes pain in the left scalp ( occipital and parietal ) region when patient swallow ??

? TMJ: This sounds like a muscle tension problem, and one of the features of temporomandibular joint syndrome is pain associated with swallowing. The jaw hinge joint, or TMJ, is very susceptible to stress and effects from muscle tension. I suspect the muscle overlying the scalp area you describe is being affected. Practice relaxation techniques and see dentist for help with TMJ syndrome. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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What symptoms with:hyperintensities in left parietal by body of left lateral ventrical. Also in right occipital region. ?

Micro-vessel disease: These white matter lesions appear mostly to be the result of microvascular disease which is seen in normal aging (40"s +), migraines, hypertension, and possibly some of the clotting disorders which can result in tiny, ministroke events, (eg. Huges syndrome) do you have a history of high BP or of migraines? ...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 does " lesion in right temporo-occipital area" mean?

What does " lesion in right temporo-occipital area" mean?

Lesion: Can have many different meanings. I would speak with the physician ordering the scan to begin with. ...Read more

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What is a mild degenerative changes in the occipital tuberosity ?

What is a mild degenerative changes in the occipital tuberosity
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Mild calcification: The inion, occipital tuberosity or external protuberance, is the most prominent projection of the occipital bone at the posterioinferior (lower rear) part of the skull. The ligamentum nuchae and trapezius muscle attach to it. Mild degenerative changes may represent more exaggeration or spur or increased soft tissue calcification in the area. ...Read more

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What is a parietal stroke? How is it different from a regular stroke?

What is a parietal stroke? How is it different from a regular stroke?

Parietal stroke: A parietal stroke is a stroke of the parietal lobe. This part of the brain is involved in language reception, sensation to touch, and other functions. ...Read more

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What is a parietal stroke? How is it different from a regular stroke?

What is a parietal stroke? How is it different from a regular stroke?

Location : Parietal refers to the location in the brain, it is one of the lobes of the brain. There are two parietal lobes, right and left. So, a parietal stroke is a stroke effecting the parietal lobe. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pains lasting a few seconds in the right parietal region?

What causes sharp pains lasting a few seconds in the right parietal region?

Explanation : Many reasons. For professional answer try to figure out by yourself: how often per day or week or even month, related to bright light, high sound or something else, or nothing., some anxiety or overstessed.. Then with all this information you can go to the doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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What causes occipital headache?

What causes occipital headache?

Several reasons: There are several reasons behind the occurrence of head pains ranging from genetics, muscle contractions, stress, sleep disorders, teeth grinding, trauma, and different medical illness. Occipital headache is a term used to describe headaches which start (or are referred from) in the occiput (base of the head) area. ...Read more

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My occipital nerves have damaged, what can I do?

My occipital nerves have damaged, what can I do?

Pain relief?: If pain is the main issue, then ant-inflammatory medications such as Motrin or aleve (naproxen) or warm/cold compresses may help. If these fail, an injection of medication next to the nerve can often provide relief. ...Read more

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Is the inion always located at the center of occipital?

Is the inion always located at the center of occipital?

Yes, but...: Yes, but nature is not perfect, and humans are not completely symmetric. The inion is the bump that sticks out at the lower rear part of the human skull. The ligamentum nuchae and trapezius muscle attach to it. The term "external occipital protuberance" is sometimes used as a synonym for "inion", but some say "inion" means the highest point of the external occipital protuberance. ...Read more

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Minor tension / pain around the occipital area every morning?

Minor tension / pain around the occipital area every morning?

Cervical strain: Try taking Naproxen before bedtime. If that doesn't improve it, see an inexpensive chiropractor for a few visits. If no significant improvement then find a doctor who does trigger point injections. ...Read more