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What are the causes of anterior horn cell death?

What are the causes of anterior horn cell death?

Several: There was a breakthrough a few months ago in the molecular biology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The spinal atrophies (which is what stephen hawking probably really has) are genetically programmed. Poliomyelitis and a west nile variant selectively kill these cells when they become infected with a virus. ...Read more

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I was at the corner of a sidewalk and a firetruck decided to hit its horn almost right next to me. Now I'm reading loud noises can cause perm damage.

I was at the corner of a sidewalk and a firetruck decided to hit its horn almost right next to me. Now I'm reading loud noises can cause perm damage.

You'll be fine: Those loud noises regarding permanent damage are after a life time of damage. Like living on an aircraft carrier or listening to loud music with your headphones for decades. A random blast by a firetruck will not cause any permanent damage. You'll be fine :) ...Read more

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I need to know what does ventriculomegaly of both frontal horns mean?

I need to know what does ventriculomegaly of both frontal horns mean?

Fluid space in brain: Brain has fluid spaces, the bilateral lateral ventricles , consisting of frontal (anterior) horns, atrium or body, temporal horns, and occipital horns. Other ventricles are 3rd ; 4thventriculomegaly means enlargement of ventricles and frontal ventriculomegaly specifically frontal horns.Enlargement sometimes comes from loss of brain substance( atrophy) or relative obstruction to drainage of centric. ...Read more

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What can happen having a stag horn stone lodge in my kidney?

What can happen having a stag horn stone lodge in my kidney?

Loss of function: If the stone obstruct the entire renal pelvis, this kidney can stop working completely. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes of a posterior horn meniscus tear?

What are some of the causes of a posterior horn meniscus tear?

Jumping/twisting: Posterior horn indicates the location of the tear. Meniscus injuries from activity most commonly occur in sports that involve jumping and twisting. Examples include basketball and volleyball. This could also occur from jumping off a chair or loading dock. See your doctor for definitive treatment options. ...Read more

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Found stag horn 3 months back but now in kub only two stones seen?

Found stag horn 3 months back but now in kub only two stones seen?

Was it treated?: If your urologist treated it, typically they will fragment and pass over time. Or, a staghorn may look different from one examination to another (eg ct scan versus kub). ...Read more

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Does a cyst 6mm in diameter in the left horn ventricle cause chronic migraines?

Does a cyst 6mm in diameter in the left horn ventricle cause chronic migraines?

Arachnoid cyst: I don't think so, this cyst is small and harmless ausually discovered accidentally when head ct scan or brain MRI is done as a work up for headache. ...Read more

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I have a "4.4cm worrisome abnormal stag horn calculus" in my right kidney what does this mean?

I have a "4.4cm worrisome abnormal stag horn calculus" in my right kidney what does this mean?

Stag horn calculus: This is a radio graphic description of a kidney stone. These stones sometimes are without symptoms but must be evaluated to make sure that the kidney is functioning normally. Often a visit to a urologist is necessary ...Read more