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Doctor insights on: Tests For Diffuse Cerebral Atrophy

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MRI brain results Impression- there is cerebral atrophy with subcortical WMC, consistent wit microangiopathic disease, demyelination, or giliosis?

MRI brain results  Impression- there is cerebral atrophy with subcortical WMC, consistent wit microangiopathic disease, demyelination, or giliosis?

Covering the bases: That signal that is seen in patients who age is seen very frequently. Most of the time it is what has become known as microangiopathic disease or small vessel disease. Demyelination and gliosis come with a more notable history. Gliosis or scarring and demyelination also produces symptoms that MRI is useful for. Depends on why you had the MRI in the first place. The first entity more common than 2 ...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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Suffering from diffuse cerebral and cerebellar atropy, any good treatment is there for this atropy..... ?

Suffering from diffuse cerebral and cerebellar  atropy, any good treatment is there for this atropy..... ?

Depends: If your atrophy is due to alcohol, stop drinking, and supplement thiamine. If this is due to hereditary spinocerebellar degeneration, there is truly no good treatment. If this is due to multiple sclerosis, see a specialist in the ms field. If you have cognitive or coordination issues, there are therapies available to help you cope. Need to see a neurologist, get a diagnosis and proceed. ...Read more

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CT scan report findings: "Mild cerebral and cerebellar atrophy." please suggest medication Age 78 years?

CT scan report findings: "Mild cerebral and cerebellar atrophy." please suggest medication Age 78 years?

Mild atrophy: at your age is common, age-related, and likely within the range of normal for 78. Like age-related changes everywhere else in the body, unfortunately there is no cure. ...Read more

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Mri report-multiple old ischemic areas in the periventricular white matter bilaterally-cerebral and cerebellar atrophy. A- 72 yrs, w66kg serious? Sugge

Ischemic changes: Mri scans are sensitive for picking up signs of ischemia or old stroke. Sometimes, the patients may not have any symptoms. Sometimes the symptoms are subtle and the patients recover. The risks factors for these findings include high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, alcohol use. The best treatment is to get these risk factors under control. Work with your doctor on this. ...Read more

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Optic atrophy cause for surgery?

Optic atrophy cause for surgery?

Usually not: Optic atrophy is due to a disruption of the structure of the optic nerve or its blood supply which leads to lowered vision and in the worst cases loss of all vision. There is no known surgical treatment for this condition and unfortunately few medical options as well. Consult with a neuro-ophthalmologist for a discussion of this condition. ...Read more

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MRI white matter disease in bilateral cerebral hemisphere; this may be seen with moderate chronic ischaemia versus inflammation/demylination. Worried.

MRI white matter disease in bilateral cerebral hemisphere; this may be seen with moderate chronic ischaemia versus inflammation/demylination. Worried.

Worried ?: I suggest you contact your neurologist right away to explain the findings. The idea is to find out whats going on so that you don't have to worry !. You might consider consulting with one of us. Thats what we do ! www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read more

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MRI after fall showed global cerebral atrophy? Age 74. How serious is this?

MRI after fall showed global cerebral atrophy?  Age 74. How serious is this?

Unsure: First off, this has nothing to do with the fall. We all have atrophy of the brain as we age. Cannot tell you how significant it is without looking at the MRI itself. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cerebral apoplexy?

What are the tests for cerebral apoplexy?

MRI: A ct of the brain may show a hemorrhage in the pituitary, but it can also be very difficult to see with the anatomy of the sella turcica surrounding the pituitary gland. Therefore, an MRI of the brain with attention to the sella would be the best test. ...Read more

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Can L-carotid artery hypoplasia cause temporary R-eye blindness? CTA, CT, MRI show only L-side abnormalities and a 3mm aneurysm

Can L-carotid artery hypoplasia cause temporary R-eye blindness? CTA, CT, MRI show only L-side abnormalities and a 3mm aneurysm

Transient vision: Given provided information it is unlikely; the specific etiology however needs delineation so pleased to follow through with your ordering physicians until the mechanism is uncovered. ...Read more

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Is brain MRI best test for multiple sclerosis?

Is brain MRI  best test for multiple sclerosis?

Not alone.: The test is one of many used to diagnose ms. Even mris of the brain are not specific enough. The diagnosis is a compellation of tests including the lp, x-rays, and clinical presentation with a thorough exam. Electrodiagnostic tests are also used. ...Read more

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Can CT see brain atrophy from alzheimer's or dementia?

Can CT see brain atrophy from alzheimer's or dementia?

If advanced, yes: If alzheimer's or other dementia is far enough advanced, then ct can show cortical atrophy and enlarged ventricles. However, functional brain changes can be going on for a long time before anatomical changes show up. ...Read more

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Mri: sm. Amt of subcortical/periventricular signal. Meaning? Mild encephalomalacia. Meaning? history sle, ra, meningioma sx. Age 59. Mri due to dizzyness.

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. ...Read more

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What are the tests for acute cerebellar ataxia?

MRI: Cerebellar ataxia is a description of examination. Causes can be congenital, degenerative, caused by chronic damage from alcohol or dilantin, or associated with structural defects of the cerebellum. It can also be an indication of cerebellar tumor. Many patients following head injury recover with poor coordination and ataxia due to damage to the deep structures of the brain. ...Read more

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What all investigations are to be done in a female 7 months pregnancy and acute left hemiplegia .Mri showing acute cortical infarct in the MCA territo?

What all investigations are to be done in a female 7 months pregnancy and acute left hemiplegia .Mri showing acute cortical infarct in the MCA territo?

Echo and angiogram: First and foremost, a complete history and physical exam. Likely, an us of the legs to exclude a blood clot as well as blood work to look for a clotting abnormality would be next. Then, an echocardiogram and some type of imaging of the vessels in the neck and head. Since the patient is pregnant, an mra would likely be best. ...Read more