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Sensory relay : The thalamus is a complex brain structure, but in simplest views it is mainly a sensory relay station, receiving input from the outside world through the spinal cord and sending processed information up to the cortex for interpretation. It is therefore important to sensory integration. The input it provides the cortex can modify motor activity and other functions. ...Read more
What are the symptoms and long term pain after having right thalamus stoke (1.2 CM infract in sensation area) be causing now. ?
MRI finding?: You describe a lesion in the deep brain. The cause must be determined. It could be a minor finding of minor significance. It could be the sign of a serious neurological condition. It may be an incidental finding on MRI of no clinical significance. Your doctor should discuss the significance of this finding with you in detail. ...Read more
Old stroke: Chronic implies longer than 3-6 months. Brain infarct is a stroke, due to blood vessel obstruction. Risk factors might include hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and the presence of an old stroke predicts future stroke risk. So, likely best to start an anti-platelet drug. Discuss this with your doc. ...Read more
Critical importance: It is clear that the thalamus plays a substantial role in seizure generalization and brain region interconnections, but is not usually the source of seizure origination, even in those folks who have had prior strokes. In yrs past, the thought of cerebellar electrical stimulation to affect thalamic function, was considered to control seizure activity. ...Read more