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What is reactive gliosis?

What is reactive gliosis?

Brain inflammation: Reactive gliosis is a pathology term that refers to the histological appearance of brain tissue on light microscopy where it is observed that glial cells have both multiplied and grown larger in response to trauma. The neuroscience community have assigned both beneficial and negative effects to this phenomenon. It prevents axons from connecting again although it restores the blood brain barrier. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Gliosis (Definition)

Gliosis is a clinical finding in which there is significant growth of a type of nervous system cell called astrocytes due to scarring. Strokes and multiple sclerosis ...Read more


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What is ischemic gliosis?

What is ischemic gliosis?

Ischemic gliosis: A very general term used to describe an area in the brain that for whatever reason did not received adequate blood supply, the brain tissue dies and becomes "gliosis" or scar tissue. ...Read more

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Is gliosis caused by microangiopathic disease?

Is gliosis caused by microangiopathic disease?

Some times: Gliosis is essentially a healing response and the changes can be seen on imaging. A variety of injuries, including chronic microangiopathic dz can induce gliosis. ...Read more

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What does "gliosis is not a dominant finding" mean in a MRI final report?

What does "gliosis is not a dominant finding" mean in a MRI final report?

There is not: enough information to render an opinion. Gliosis is basically scarring of the brain, so stating that gliosis is not a dominant finding doesn't say much. ...Read more

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What does "gliosis is not a dominant finding" mean in a MRI final report?

What does "gliosis is not a dominant finding" mean in a MRI final report?

Gliosis: Gliosis means a form of scarring in the brain. It sounds like that the radiologist reading this MR did not feel it was a prominent finding. ...Read more

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There is mild hyperintensity on the FLAIR images along the posterior medial margin of the resection bed, likely related to gliosis. Please explain!

There is mild hyperintensity on the FLAIR images along 
the posterior medial margin of the resection bed, likely related to 
gliosis. Please explain!

Flair on xray: hello ~ there is just not enough information to answer this question and this is not the right venue for that. You would be better served to make a consult appt and SPEAK to the doctor with an accompanying fuller description of problem with the WHOLE of all PATH REPORTS you have and not snippets, if you want the best response we can offer, in what sounds like a serious case.thanks ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with gliosis. I get random pains in one certain spot in my head. I was wondering if there cause by the gliosis.

I have been diagnosed with gliosis. I get random pains in one certain spot in my head. I was wondering if there cause by the gliosis.

Gliosis and Headache: It is unlikely that the gliosis could lead to headache. It is important to note that brain is actually insensitive to pain as it does not contain any pain fibers. The only pain sensitive structures in the brain are the blood vessels and the meninges. I think it is also important to investigate the type and the cause of your headache. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation ...Read more

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I had an mri. The impression on the report said minimal area of gliosis within the right insular cortex. What should I do?

I had an mri. The impression on the report said minimal area of gliosis within the right insular cortex. What should I do?

Gliosis: Is rather non-specific brain inflammation, encountered in a multitude of neurologic conditions from post trauma scarring to multiple sclerosis or neurodegenerative disease. Your best resource will be your neurologist in trying to connect your actual symptoms/ the reason for the test with the MRI findings in trying to assign it to one of the above mentioned conditions. ...Read more

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Is mad cow disease related to gliosis?

Is mad cow disease related to gliosis?

No: Mad cow disease is believed to be a disease caused by the build up (and transmission) of a certain protein in the nerves of our brain. The resultant damage can cause gliosis, but gliosis can also occur in a variety of conditions other than mad cow disease. Gliosis is a term to explain "scarring" in the brain that could be caused by trauma, infections, tumors, radiation therapy, etc. ...Read more

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What is bilateral frontal gliosis? what medications can help with his aggression, impulsivity and constant shifts in mood?

What is bilateral frontal gliosis? what medications can help with his aggression, impulsivity and constant shifts in mood?

State your age too: Put your age in your public profile, so we know you are not a minor. You can then say you are asking for someone else who is only 10. We have to know that YOU are not a minor or cannot answer. Knowing your country or state in the US is helpful sometimes, because some diseases are more common in some countries and states than others (like rabies) than others. ...Read more