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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?

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

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


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Neurologist not sure if its sporadic hemiplegic migraines or right sided-parietal lobe seizures. How can I know which it is if even he's not sure?

Neurologist not sure if its sporadic hemiplegic migraines or right sided-parietal lobe seizures. How can I know which it is if even he's not sure?

2nd Opinion?: Some neuro diseases are very difficult to tell apart. Many diseases have similar symptoms and present the same way on tests. You could always try getting a 2nd opinion from a different neurologist. A sleep deprived eeg or an ambulatory eeg should help sort this out. ...Read more

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What is the parietal lobe and what is it's function?

What is the parietal lobe and what is it's function?

Part of brain: It is part of brain positioned above the occipital lobe and behind the frontal lobe. Its function is to integrate sensory information from the visual cortex. It includes infomation processing related to the sense of touch. So it is involved in visuospatial processing. It is also involved with language processing. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the parietal lobe affect our sense of touch?

Integration center: Parietal lobe provides localization, timing, and integration of incoming brain data, and gives us perspective on the outside world. Regarding sense of touch, it allows simultaneous perspectives, and perception of location of the touch, including intensity of sensation. ...Read more

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Does the body lose all sensation if the parietal lobe stopped functioning?

Does the body lose all sensation if the parietal lobe stopped functioning?

NO !: All sensations are organized and responded by THALAMUS Only cortical sensation s are controlled by the parietal lobes ( 2 point discriminationn ,stereognosis i.e. the shape of objects ,also the weight of objects ) ...Read more

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What role does the dominant parietal lobe have in speech and speech formation?

What role does the dominant parietal lobe have in speech and speech formation?

Critical: Dominant speech pathways connect via the arcuate fasciculus, and connect expressive centers in frontal broca's area to receptive regions in the temporal lobe. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in temporal parietal lobe?

Sharp pain in temporal parietal lobe?

Impossible: You cannot have a pain in your temporal or parietal lobe. Your brain has no pain nerves. All sensations are processed in the brain but experienced elsewhere in the body. Whatever pain you're feeling, it's not in your brain tissue. ...Read more

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Do hemineglect, hemiplegia occur from damage to the parietal lobe?

Do hemineglect, hemiplegia occur from damage to the parietal lobe?

Yes: Contralateral weakness can be present. Sensation is altered on the same side, and pts have trouble localizing motion in time and space. Extinction phenomena occur, position sensation can be lost, the affected limb may not be recognized or even thought to be part of another person. ...Read more

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What is a small cyst in left parietal lobe of an uncertain significance?

Probably benign: Most likely an arachnoid cyst of no significance or consequence, but if there is concern, could repeat images as needed over time. ...Read more

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On an EEG- What does it mean if you had "longer than normal recovery from HV" and spikes & slowing in parietal lobe??

EEG Abnormal: Hi Nicole, It would help knowing why you had the EEG. I am not so worried about the "HV" recovery but the spikes and slowing in the left temporal lobe is not normal and suggests that you might have epilepsy or s structural brain lesion and should have an MRI of the brain. This should be discussed with your doctor. Hope that helps, -Dr Safdieh ...Read more

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Dent from car crash, on top of head in parietal lobe, had over 10 years no problems, just curious, 1-2 inch wide?

Dent from car crash, on top of head in parietal lobe, had over 10 years no problems, just curious, 1-2 inch wide?

Yikes : I guess if you have not had trouble with it in several years, it is unlikely to cause trouble now. What you are describing would be concerning for a displaced skull fracture, but again, it has been several years now since the accident. A ct skull would undoubtedly give more information and I would recommend you being seen if you are concerned. ...Read more

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My son had a syncopal episode with a concussion. He had major swelling on the top of his head ( parietal lobe). He cannot smell/taste. Will it return?

My son had a syncopal episode with a concussion. He had major swelling on the top of his head ( parietal lobe). He cannot smell/taste. Will it return?

Should improve: If this was a concussion and there was no fracture of the cribiform plate, the loss of smell and taste is not uncommon nor is it unusual. This has a good chance of improving over time. It may take 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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My mom 52 yrs of age with no underlying condition has been diagnosed with meningioma in left parietal lobe along the falx of the size 4.6 X 4.5 X 4 cm?

My mom 52 yrs of age with no underlying condition has been diagnosed with meningioma in left parietal lobe along the falx of the size 4.6 X 4.5 X 4 cm?

May need tx: Does your mom have symptom? Symptomatic meningioma >4cm generally requires tx. Asymptomatic meningioma > 4cm usually will be treated, or observed occationally according to the NCCN. Tx will involve surgery if accessible, followed by radiation depending on the pathology or may be radiation alone. You should see an oncologist to have a thorough review of the case and then decide. ...Read more

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Calcification of a lesion in the left parietal lobe along the falx no symptoms except occasional focal fit?

Calcification of a lesion in the left parietal lobe along the falx no symptoms except occasional focal fit?

Probably from pork: Cysticercosis is an infection by the pork tapeworm (Taenia solium). Infected people may have no symptoms for years, then if a cyst of the tapeworm forms in the brain, it is one of the most common causes of seizures. In some parts of the world up to 1/4 of the people have cysticercosis. Avoid eating pork to prevent more cysts from forming in your body. The best diet for humans is eating plants. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about living with both parietal lobe epilepsy and hemiplegic migraines?

What can you tell me about living with both parietal lobe epilepsy and hemiplegic migraines?

Try prevention: There are medications which may help prevent both seizures and migraine headaches and two to consider are topirimate and depakote, both with fda indications. Some other anti-seizure meds maybe similarly useful. Your neurologist can help guide you. ...Read more

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Chronic periventricular white matter focus left parietal lobe. The etiology is non specific in nature? There were finding in MRI.meaning!?

Chronic periventricular white matter focus left parietal lobe. The etiology is non specific in nature? There were finding in MRI.meaning!?

Good question: At this time MRI is very sensitive to any type of damage or changes in tissue but we still have to go by pattern recognition to diagnose anything. This is the reason the read says "non specific". One lesion doesn't mean anything unless it fits a pattern. We see this all the time and it is considered a normal variant meaning it is not normal but found in enough people to be considered normal. ...Read more

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Found out today that I have "parietal lobe epilepsy"..But my neurologist wasn't really clear on what it means & how to treat it long term--any advice?

Found out today that I have "parietal lobe epilepsy"..But my neurologist wasn't really clear on what it means & how to treat it long term--any advice?

AES: I'd suggest spending some time on the american epilepsy society's website. If you can't get the info you want there then bring a list of questions in for your next appointment. ...Read more

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