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Temporal Lobe Atrophy
My right anterior temporal lobe is atrophied (approx. 40 mm in size). How common is this for someone in their 40's and what issues could it cause.
Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more
What is the most likely cause for focal brain atrophy (40 mm in temporal lobe) given no obvious brain trauma?
Brain atrophy: Brain atrophy is most often due to aging. ...Read more
I have temporal lobe epilepsy. And a few other disorders such as idiopathic hypersomulence, restless leg syndrome. Now have diagnosis of brain atrophy?
Need more detail: one of the main questions I would ask is whether the tumor is in the brain or outside of the brain. Tumors that are outside of the bridge over 9, but they still have to be watched. If this is in fact the tumor growth, I don't agree that we should not worry about it. What's a doctor May mean is that it is not malignant, but still needs watched ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Followup studies: Your small lesion could be congenital, post-traumatic, or acquired, and management depends on what symptoms prompted discovery. Typically, if you have epilepsy or focal weakness, we would obtain followup mri's about every six months to make certain this was not enlarging. Would get visit to a neurosurgeon, and talk about future management. ...Read more
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