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The smaller left cerebral hemisphere means what?

The smaller left cerebral hemisphere means what?

Incidental: Generally it has no clinical implication and it is only an incidental finding. However it may be a subject for research neurologists by a long term follow up for decades to see if leads to any cognitive impairment significantly more than equal size hemispheres. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of cerebral infarcts, right thalamus and left centrum,semi ovale?

What is the meaning of cerebral infarcts, right thalamus and left centrum,semi ovale?

CVA: Appears you have had two strokes, one on left and one on right. See a neurologist, you need to be on preventative medicines ASAP! ...Read more

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What does this mean,there is a small old appearing cortical infarction in the superior anterior right cerebellar hemisphere superiorly?

What does this mean,there is a small old appearing cortical infarction in the superior anterior right cerebellar hemisphere superiorly?

Prior stroke: The films are indicative of older cerebral lack of blood flow causing a small stroke. Since this has occurred, there is risk of future stroke, and underlying cause should be sought. Consideration for medication to prevent further strokes very pertinent. Time to have full neurological evaluation. ...Read more

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What is connecting the cerebral hemisphere?

CC: The connection between the cerebral hemispheres is the corpus callosum. ...Read more

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What does it mean when "minimal ectasia versus tiny aneurysm of the P1 segment of the left posterior cerebral artery?"

What does it mean when "minimal ectasia versus tiny aneurysm of the P1 segment of the left posterior cerebral artery?"

Abnormality: The wording suggests that one if the blood vessels that supplies the posterior part of your brain is dilated. This could be from weakening of the walls of the vessel most likely from a congenital problem in the young and atherosclerosis in the elderly. ...Read more

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" hypoplasia of the left anterior cerebral artery a1 segment is noted. Impression: normal mra of the circle of willis." what does above hypoplasia mea

" hypoplasia of the left anterior cerebral artery a1 segment is noted. Impression: normal mra of the circle of willis." what does above hypoplasia mea

Unusually small: That finding means that one of the arterial branches in your brain didn't develop fully. Not to worry though because if the report is'normal' that brain territory is getting blood from elsewhere. Many people have hypoplasia of a segmental artery which is usually inconsequential. ...Read more

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What is the pathogenesis of an ischaemic stroke affecting the left cerebral hemisphere?

What is the pathogenesis of an ischaemic stroke affecting the left cerebral hemisphere?

Mechanisms: Usually, represents narrowing and closure of a large artery such as carotid or middle cerebral, but can be due to a clot circulating from a distant source, such as heart. A myocardial event might trigger a stroke in a susceptible older patient, and, in some cases, trauma can tear a blood vessel in neck (dissection). Causes include smoking, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipemia, high homocysteine. ...Read more

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What does "minimal ectasia versus tiny aneurysm of the P1 segment of the left posterior cerebral artery" mean??

Artery wider there: Slight widening of the cerebral artery compared to the majority of the artery. No need for concern but needs to be followed by serial scans. Suggest MRI because of less (0) radiation over the years ...Read more

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Pathogenesis of an ischaemic stroke affecting the left cerebral hemisphere. What does this mean?

Words: Pathogenesis is the origin or development of a disease. Ischemic stroke is damaged brain tissue due to loss of circulation (like from a clot)(as opposed to stroke from bleeding). Left cerebral hemisphere is the dominant area in most people and usually controls speech and right sided motor functions. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the meaning of " lacunar infarct in left periventrikuler and brainstem infark"?

Please advise what is the meaning of " lacunar infarct in left periventrikuler and brainstem infark"?

Location of stroke: A lacunar infarct is a small stroke, usually deep in the brain matter. Periventricular means near the ventricles also deep in the brain. A stroke in the brainstem may affect functions not under conscious control(breathing, swallowing). ...Read more

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Please explain: small hypodensity within the peripheral aspect of the left cerebellar hemisphere?

Please explain: small hypodensity within the peripheral aspect of the left cerebellar hemisphere?

That is a: very limited, nonspecific description, so it is difficult to guess. It could be an entirely innocuous, incidental finding, or it could be more worrisome. Did they recommend an MRI for further evaluation? Talk to your doc about the next steps, if any. ...Read more

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Why does right cerebral hemisphere control left side of the body?

Why does right cerebral hemisphere control left side of the body?

God made us this way: There is virtual crossover for all aspects of our brain. Left to right and right to left. I cannot give you the reason, but that is the way it is. ...Read more

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What does a small lacunar infarct in the right basal ganglia mean?

What does a small lacunar infarct in the right basal ganglia mean?

Small infarcts: Lacunar infarcts occur as a result of localized decreased blood flow resulting in localized cell death. This occurs in the more central penetrating vessels of the brain affecting the brains deep structures such as the putamen (part of the basal ganglia), thalamus, caudate pons and internal capsule. ...Read more

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What do the left and right hemispheres of the brain do?

What do the left and right hemispheres of the brain do?

Opposite side: each side of the brain manages movement and sensation on the opposite side of the body, the left side of brain is involved in words, logic ,numbers, anaylysis, lists, linearity and sequencing. The right side is creative and involved with rythm, color, imagination, spatial awareness, color, daydreaming, holistic awareness and dimension. ...Read more

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MRA revealed Small right and Rudimentery left posterior communicating arteries. What does this mean?

MRA revealed Small right and Rudimentery left posterior communicating arteries. What does this mean?

There: are various normal anatomic variations in this region, and small PCAs are a common one. It simply means that these arteries are underdeveloped...relatively small in caliber...compared to other arteries around the Circle of Willis region. ...Read more

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My CT scan shows few ill defined linear reticular opacities noted in the superior segment of the left lower lobe. What does it mean?

My CT scan shows few ill defined linear reticular opacities noted in the superior segment of the left lower lobe. What does it mean?

Reticular Opacity: There is a reason why CT scan of chest was ordered by your doctor. This finding needs to be correlated to your clinical symptoms and previous history of exposure to infectious diseases. ...Read more

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What are the differences between the right and left hemispheres of the cerebrum?

What are the differences between the right and left hemispheres of the cerebrum?

Some differences: The dominant hemisphere usually determines the dominant hand, so, left hemisphere in right handers, but right hemisphere about only 40% left handedness. Pre-dominant speech connections over dominant side, especially left again. Yet delirium might occur from a stroke on the right side near temporal, parietal, occipital junctions. ...Read more

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What is a mild frontoparietal cortical atrophy near the vertex in the brain?

What is a mild frontoparietal cortical atrophy near the vertex in the brain?

Anatomy: This means that on an MRI or CT scan, the cortex of the brain in the frontal area and parietal area is thinner than the average person. The vertex means near the top of the head/brain. If the person has neurologic symptoms that could be related to those areas of the brain, this could be the cause. It can also be an incidental finding. ...Read more