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I have a Vertebral Artery Dolichoectasia compressing my brainstem. Search my vids on youtube typing "engelman brainstem compression". What d u think?

I have a Vertebral Artery Dolichoectasia compressing my brainstem.  Search my vids on youtube typing "engelman brainstem compression". What d u think?

Vertebral artery: Compression of the brain stem by a vertebral artery can cause many neurological signs based on the location of the compressed brain and the exiting cranial nerves. A cerebrovascular surgeon can determine whether the vertebral artery is causing symptoms and develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Is a coma due to brainstem compression from a benign tumor guaranteed to be permanent? Or can the person wake up it its removed and there's no damage?

Is a coma due to brainstem compression from a benign tumor guaranteed to be permanent? Or can the person wake up it its removed and there's no damage?

No good answer: I assume this patient had a cerebellarpontine angle tumor that was removed? The recovery from tumor such as these and other tumors that compress on the brainstem can be prolonged, there's no good answer and I would not give up hope ...Read more

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4months before discovered venous angioma at brainstem pons.Took rest symptoms gone.Now its new got pain righteye, shakyvision. Related with cavernoma?

4months before discovered venous angioma at brainstem pons.Took rest symptoms gone.Now its new got pain righteye, shakyvision. Related with cavernoma?

See your doctor: Go back and see the physician with whom you consulted earlier. This sounds potentially quite severe and you should be seen and examined asap. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and signs of the upper motor neuron lesion (cortex, internal capsule, brainstem, spinal cord) ?

What are the symptoms and signs of the upper motor neuron lesion (cortex, internal capsule, brainstem, spinal cord) ?

Variable, but: Typical results of a stroke affecting brainstem and rostral structures, could see focal weakness over unilateral arm and leg, with possible problem with speech. Spinal cord smaller area and maybe both legs and less commonly unilateral arm and leg. ...Read more

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Increase in vertigo events & tremor post TIA (q? Sepsis complication) with brainstem symptoms. Awaiting MRI & Transoesophageal Echo. Potential DDx?

Increase in vertigo events & tremor post TIA (q? Sepsis complication) with brainstem symptoms. Awaiting MRI & Transoesophageal Echo. Potential DDx?

Embolism: It sounds like your doctors suspect endocarditis which may throw septic emboli into the brain which causes ischemia or infarction of brain tissue and depending on where the tissue damage is, you would develop symptoms similar to what you describe. Are you on broad spectrum iv abc? are you on anti-coagulants? why are you waiting for a brain MRI? that should be done urgently to eval brain insult. ...Read more

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What exactly are brainstem gliomas?

What exactly are brainstem gliomas?

Tumor in brain: Gliomas are tumors arising from cells called glia in the brain. This is the most common brain tumor in adults. Brainstem is the part of the brain that contains many automatic functions and links the bulk of the brain with the body. This includes the midbrain, pons, and medulla. ...Read more

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Are there special neurosurgeons who do brainstem operations?

Are there special neurosurgeons who do brainstem operations?

Yes: Brainstem surgery is performed in a few centers across the country. I routinely operate on the brainstem. ...Read more

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How large is the brainstem?

How large is the brainstem?

Length=8 cm or 3 in: It is not a commonly used metric. For a full discussion of the brainstem see: http://www.innerbody.com/image_nerv01/nerv46.html#full-description ...Read more