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Doctor insights on: Temporal Lobe Atrophy

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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.

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.

Not common: As the age increases , cerebral atrophy is common .However , isolated temporal atrophy at the age of 40 is something that needs further evaluated . You might have neuropsychological test to see if there is any impairment in your memory , executive functions etc. ...Read more

Atrophy (Definition)

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


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I have temporal lobe seizures. An MRI now showed brain atrophy. What could be the cause?

I have temporal lobe seizures. An MRI now showed brain atrophy. What could be the cause?

Vascular disease: Atrophy means the brain is shrinking or aging inappropriately. Get in a good physicians care for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Make sure you are on a well balanced diet. ...Read more

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I have temporal lobe epilepsy. And a few other disorders such as idiopathic hypersomulence, restless leg syndrome. Now have diagnosis of brain atrophy?

Maybe due to meds: Some of the anticonvulsants may cause atrophy in certain locations. Or perhaps you had a scan on a higher strength MRI that gave a better picture of your temporal lobe and the atrophy has been there all along and is really sclerosis (scar). ...Read more

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What is a temporal lobe resection?

TL resection: Surgery on the Temporal Lobe of brain to treat resistant Temporal Lobe Seizures. ...Read more

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What are risk factors of temporal lobe biopsy?

What are risk factors of temporal lobe biopsy?

Why you need brain: Biopsy is far more important than risk factors of biopsy. In any case the risk factors are infection, bleeding, seizures/epilepsy, behavioral changes and death. ...Read more

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Should a 8mm right temporal lobe cyst be removed?

Should a 8mm right temporal lobe cyst be removed?

Cyst Removal: Yes, the cyst should be removed by a qualified surgeon as the cyst will continue to grow. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there's "focal cortical neuronal dysfunction" of the temporal lobe?

What does it mean if there's "focal cortical neuronal dysfunction" of the temporal lobe?

Abnormal function: The term might refer to anatomical variation in one temporal lobe, but could also involve, epileptic activity due to focal pathology. Would urge full discussion with your neurologist, as this may correlate with your problems. ...Read more

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In temporal lobe 1×.3×.6cm tumor fine. this is normal? doctrs told me no prblm its normal

In temporal lobe 1×.3×.6cm tumor fine. this is normal? doctrs told me no prblm its normal

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 more

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Small abnormality in left temporal lobe and doctors don't know what it is. What do I do now?

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

Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more