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Putamen Lacunar Infarct
Mild cerebr atrophy MRI psych pt age 65 small lacunar infarct right putamen, mild word finding problems, attention/executive prob? Prognosis
As above: I hope s/he is being seen by a neurologist, if this the case discuss u question with him. ...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
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
Yes: The sudden deceleration trauma may cause microscopic changes within the brain, possibly including a tiny amount of vascular damage which results in loss of blood flow to a small area, resulting in the loss of viability of that specific focus of tissue (infarct). However, this also may have happened independent of the mva. ...Read more
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
Old stroke in thalam: A lacunar infarct is a small stoke, probably old in the thalamic area of the brain. Most people don't realize that you can have an asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic stroke which are unrecognized by the patient and only discovered incidentally on a scan done for other reasons. ...Read more
Hole in the brain: A lacunar infarct is a small dot where normal tissue may have been damaged leaving a small hole. This can show as a dark dot on mri. The cause should be explored. Causes may include hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, clotting disorder, etc. It may be an incidental finding of no definite cause. Discuss these issues with your doctor. ...Read more
Please advise what is the meaning of " lacunar infarct in left periventrikuler and brainstem infark"?
Small infarcts: Lacunar infarcts occur as a result of localized decreased blood flow resulting in localized cell death. This occurs in the more central penetrating vessels of the brain affecting the brains deep structures such as the putamen (part of the basal ganglia), thalamus, caudate pons and internal capsule. ...Read more
Those findings are small strokes of specific areas of the brain that are subcortical or below the cortex. Two of the three mechanisms for those strokes are related to a chronic vascular disease associated with hypertension. Other likely risk factors include diabetes mellitus and possibly smoking. Symptoms will depend on what was affected. See your Neurologist or PCP.
Not a 'classic stroke'. ...Read more
Small stroke: A lacunar infarct refers to a small stroke (size wise). However because of their location in the brain, where lots of nerves are crossing over (think major highway interchange in your city), they can sometimes cause major problems. The thalamus is a deep brain structure that is responsible for sorting lots of signals in the brain. ...Read more
Impression states: small lacunar infarct in the right cerebellar hemisphere. Is that considered a stroke? Should I be doing anything about it
Stroke.: That finding would be considered a stroke, yes. You should be on medications, and you should have your blood pressure and blood sugar checked/monitored. You may want to consider seeing a Neurologist as well. And more testing may be required, such as 2d echocardiogram and carotid Doppler. ...Read more
Lacunar infarct dec.2012, 47yr. Male, normal bloodwork, sympt. Persist h/a and sensory, take assa81, bp.130/90, family history hypertension. Prevent. Advice?
Look for other cause:
A lacunar infarct is a kind of a stroke due to lack of blood, and therefore lack of oxygen to a part of the brain.
Reducing risk of stroke involves blood thinners like aspirin, cholesterol management, stress and blood pressure control. With headache, look for other causes other than the stroke which if chronic, typically is not a cause of a headache. ...Read more
Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lacunar infarct it showed up on a CT but I can not find anything about it anywhere else, thanks?
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/lacunar_stroke.
I was detected to have a chronic lacunar infarct, left parietal periventricular white matter. Please advise what it is and if it is fatal.?
Sign of a stroke: Such a term implies there is evident of an old stroke (size matters) on the left side of the brain in ther deeper area beneath the surface. Periventrical lesions there are common for small strokes often associated with hypertension/diabetes - it obviously was not be fatal in itself, but the underlying disease must be managed medically. The effects may best be measured by neuropsych. ...Read more
I recently had an MRI to investigate migraines and was told that I had a small prior lacunar infarct within the right inferior cerebellar pica territory. Can migraines cause this? How serious is this?
I had an MRI and they found a right frontal deep white matter lacunar infarct with surrounding gliosis. Any ideas what that could mean?
Small stroke: It means there is a very small, old stroke there. Speak with your doctor about this, it is uncommon in young people. You may need to be checked for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, hypercoagulability, and others. Sometimes migraine is an association. There may be no identifiable cause. ...Read more
Since a right sided lacunar infarct the vision in my right eye is changing. At this point everythin is blurry in that eye. Is this from the stroke?
Left sided weakness: Likely left sided weakness and/or numbness.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mri brain done for tingling sensation in left predominantly. One dr diagnosed as lacunar infarct other called it ivy space. What to do...
Can't say: They can look very similar, but in your age group in certain locations, a perivascular spaces (sometimes called virchow robin spaces) are very common and I'm guessing more likely in your case. Haven't heard it called ivy spaces, but I'm guessing it's the same thing... Hard to say without actually seeing the image. ...Read more
My diagnosis from cat scan: chronic right basal ganglia lacunar infarct. I was told not to worry about it. However I am...I also have bells palsy...?
Unrelated: Lacunar means tiny little hole. The exact cause may be uncertain, most common is high blood pressure or diabetes. Bells palsy is peripheral facial nerve defect - unrelated to the lacunar infarct. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. Referral for neurological evaluation may be appropriate. ...Read more
According to neurologist MRI lacunar infarct in left thalamus. But nothing is being done. No blood tests...I'm going to a new dr. Am I wrong?
Mri shows lacunar infarct in left thalmus according to physician. No major symptoms. H/a, dizziness, loss of balance. Do I need to be treated for this?
Perhaps: Real question to be discerned is why do you, at age 21 have signs of a stroke? Is it old related to a childhood issue, or newer. Do you have a hematological issue such as sickle cell, or do you have a hereditary problem with homocysteine, such as mthfr. Is there a cardiac problem such as a lingering vsd, or pfo? In other words, is there a future risk? Get answers and even additional opinions. ...Read more
Am 48 years old and am diabetic and hyper tense. My brain mri says lacunar infarct in periventricular white matter of right parietal lobe. What is this?
Small stroke: This means that you have had a small stroke in the deep brain tissue. It does not mean that you will necessarily have deficits from this but it does mean that you need to control your sugars and blood pressure very carefully to prevent further damage. It is also important to not smoke and to have a healthy diet and drink at least 2 liters of water daily. You should take an aspirin daily also. ...Read more