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What are the symptoms of gliosis?

What are the symptoms of gliosis?

Comments: Gliosis is NOT a disease or syndrome, it is a description of an area of scarring in the brain, perhaps secondary to prior trauma or disease. In many cases, the original issue is quiescent, and not symptoms are present. If you or someone else carries this label, you might explore further the significance with our Concierge docs. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Gliosis (Definition)

Gliosis can be seen with MS or CVA's. It ii associated with scarring & production of dense neuroglia involving ...Read more


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If I have Right periventricular white matter likely Gliosis can I have symptoms of hand weakness and foot on the same side if it's MS?

If I have Right periventricular white matter likely Gliosis can I have symptoms of hand weakness and foot on the same side if it's MS?

No: Doesn't matter whether it's MS or anything else: stroke, tumor, anything: ANY lesion in the right hemisphere causes signs & symptoms on the left. Exceptions are a few left-handers & a VERY tiny proportion of right-handers. Southpaws have either left hemisphere dominance just like righties, or they have so-called mixed dominance. True right hemisphere dominance is exceedingly rare. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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 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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MRI scan shows ischemic gliosis? waht is it and what is its treatment?

MRI scan shows ischemic gliosis? waht is it and what is its treatment?

Gliosis: Gliosis is essentially what is left over in the brain after some injury. Think of it as scar tissue. Ischemic means it is result of decreased blood flow for some reason. ...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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Radio says single punctate focus of prolonged T2 in rt front operculum-incidental gliosis. Did I have ministroke? Neuro said Im fine. What's gliosis?

Radio says single punctate focus of prolonged T2 in rt front operculum-incidental gliosis. Did I have ministroke? Neuro said Im fine. What's gliosis?

It's a brain scar: just like there is no way to know how a scar happened on the skin of your knee just by looking at it, there is no way to know what could have caused a focus of gliosis in the white matter. Such lesions are rare in young people and very common in older folks. There is a long list of scary things that could cause such a lesion (MS, Lyme, Vasculitis, cancer) but most likely old injury not serious. ...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

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Can gliosis cause seizures on a 8 year old!!!He has been getting seizures and took him to get in MRI and they said he had gliosis!!!

Yes: gliosis refers to scar tissue, any type of scar tissue can become an epileptic source. gliosis can occur due to any injury, whether oid surgery, trauma, stroke Etc ...Read more

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Dx with epilepsy 2 yrs ago MRI showed angioma until recent no changes now showing chronic gliosis should I be concerned? What does this mean?

Dx with epilepsy 2 yrs ago MRI showed angioma until recent no changes now showing chronic gliosis should I be concerned? What does this mean?

Cavernoma brain: In some cases cavernoma may be the focus of epilepsy. If this is proved by c, linical picture and various tests - this can be treated surgically. In current situation if the lesion is stable and unchanged it can be monitored at regular intervals for years to come . Gliosis probably represents temporal change and has questionable significance. ...Read more

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I was diagnosis with epilepsy 2 yrs ago MRI showed angioma no change to date but now showing chronic gliosis what does this mean? Should i be concerned?

I was diagnosis with epilepsy 2 yrs ago MRI showed angioma no change to date but now showing chronic gliosis what does this mean? Should i be concerned?

Gliosis means scarri: An angioma is an abnormal tangle of blood vessels in the brain. Sometimes, these may bleed a little or alot. Gliosis is what we call fibrous scarring in the brain. What they are telling you is that these is chronic scarring in the area, perhaps due to small bleeds or perhaps the brain is trying to segment or wall off this area. Not necessarily bad unless it results in a mass effect ...Read more

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MRI scan shows two small focal flair hot spots in either frontal lobes subcortically and Mild peri ventricular gliosis. What does it mean.

MRI scan shows two small focal flair hot spots in either frontal lobes subcortically and Mild peri ventricular gliosis.  What does it mean.

Can b normal: for your age. If one is in otherwise good health these findings may not be clinically signficant. Your doctor may elect to monitor these with another MRI with contrast. ...Read more

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