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Symptoms Of Encephalomalacia
Loss of Brain Tissue: Encephalomalacia is loss of brain tissue literally. There are many causes -- trauma, stroke, infection. Symptoms vary depending on the location and can be absent.
Complex: Encephalomalacia represents a prior injury in the spinal cord, and cannot be fully reversed, but the consequences can respond to rehabilitation programs. The key issue here is to prevent further damage, and, if surgically amenable (spinal stenosis) worthwhile to pursue. Also, of some value to pin down why it has occurred, as some conditions can be stabilized.
Not directly, as: The term means deterioration of an area of brain which has been injured in some fashion. However, if this is due to an ongoing problem, such as infection, cerebrovascular disease, or tumor activity, treatment of underlying condition can prevent worsening. Discuss approaches with your doctor.
Depends....: If traumatic/surgical....chances are minimal. If disease process....it may advance depends on the Dx.
Brain softening: There are no definite ways of curing this disorder as it is not possible to make destroyed brain tissues start working again. Researchers are still trying to find out whether it is possible to restore normal functionality of the partially affected brain tissues. The treatment for this disease mainly consists of detecting the underlying cause behind the change in brain consistency.
What are the possible affects of a Cystic Encephalomalacia in the right frontal approx 3.9cm x 3.5 cm? What does that area control?
Depends on: Location within the frontal lobe. Since this is an old injury, there may be no effects. Since it is in the right frontal lobe, language will not be affected. If it lateral, weakness and perhaps slurring of speech if located over the motor strip.
What does " the worst portion of encephalomalacia is seen at the mid portion of C5 vertebral body" mean?
? myelomalacia: If spinal cord slightly different term. The description would then mean that there is spinal cord damage at the level of the middle neck near vertebral body c-5, and at that point more damage is apparent than at other levels.
9 month child who has encephalomalacia in his tempero-parieto-occipitial zone ca. 5, 2*2, 9 cm. What is the treatment? Is any surgery possible?
Right or left side?: Treatment is occupational, physical, speech/language ; social communication therapy to address expected developmental delays related to the areas of injury, in hopes of "recruitment", in which undamaged areas of the brain take over at least some of the function of the damaged areas. A pediatric ophthalmologist can assess for cerebral visual impairment. Sadly, surgery will not help.
MRI software: Mri can detect presence of older blood products such as hemosiderin and fairly closely gauge timing of a bleed. Using a variety of imaging techniques such as perfusion/diffusion images, can pick up early stroke ischemia and follow developing stroke activity, and again timing can be estimated.See 2 more doctor answers
My bro 19 yrs old. He has been diagnosed with encephalomalacia starting stages. This is due to severe head injury 12 yrs back. What is treatment? Thnx
Encephalomalacia: This essentially refers to damaged brain. It is not really an active disease but a response to an injury--essentially the lasting scar of where once viable brain tissue used to be. There is no real reversal of this process.See 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is 4 month old. In MRI there was a cystic area of encephalomalacia in the left temporoparietal region. Does this coz mental retardation?
Small size encephalomalacia in the RT frontal lobe at the level of frontal horn. Due to an stroke. Age : 52. sex : female. What is the treatment?
PT/prevention: Once you have had a stroke the treatment focuses on therapy to improve deficits and prevention of another stroke. Speech and physical therapy are extremely important in recovery, depending upon your deficits. Your doctor will work with you to make sure that your sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight are optimal to try and prevent another stroke. Smoking cessation is also important.See 2 more doctor answers
36 yr old woman - mra came back clear. Mri showed focal region of encephalomalacia w/in posterior aspect of right cerebellar hemisphere. Meaning?
Prior injury: Encephalomalacia indicates and area where there has been some thinning of the cerebellar cortex implying some sort of prior insult (stroke, injury, infection).
I had a brain avm removed 11 years ago & now have encephalomalacia which has seemed to get bigger over the years and causes seizures, is that normal?
Hello Dr. I just had a cervical MRI & it noted a small area of encephalomalacia in my left cerebellum. I have not suffered a stroke nor head injury?
That you know of: But I would follow up with the doctor to see what this might be related to. Or if the reading is accurate. There is a difference on radiology readings between the words "possible" "probable" etc, you get the idea.
Mri: sm. Amt of subcortical/periventricular signal. Meaning? Mild encephalomalacia. Meaning? History sle, ra, meningioma sx. Age 59. Mri due to dizzyness.
Non-specific changes: I do not see anything serious in this report. Slight changes of this or that are commonly reported by radiologists. But it is your treating doctors job to put these in proper perspective. All I can see it is that these changes do not point me in any direction except that it can serve as a base line for future comparisons to see if there is any progressive changes in future.
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