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What are techniques used to detect subdural hematoma?

What are techniques used to detect subdural hematoma?

CT scan of the head: Subdural hematoma is the development of a blood clot between the dura (lining of the brain) and the brain. These frequently can occur after trauma when a small vessel bleeds. Clinical history and examination can lead one to suspect a subdural hematoma (sdh). Definitive diagnosis is with a ct scan or an MRI where the blood and its location can actually be visualized. ...Read more

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Hematoma (Definition)

A condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Can usually ...Read more


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Is there any way to detect things like aneurysms and haemorrhage's before they occur?

Is there any way to detect things like aneurysms and haemorrhage's before they occur?

Detection : If you are very concerned ct scans and mri's of the brain can detect aneurysms. ...Read more

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What imaging techniques can be used to show muscle tears?

MRI is best: Mri is a very good way to look for both direct and indirect evidence of soft tissue injuries. Ultrasound can detect major injuries in some areas, but is not quite as good. ...Read more

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Can propranolol help prevent a brain aneurysm from rupturing? If not, what kinds of medicines are typically used?

Can propranolol help prevent a brain aneurysm from rupturing? If not, what kinds of medicines are typically used?

Good question: If you have high blood pressure, propranolol, among other medications, if the BP can be lowered, can help prevent the progression of brain aneurysms. Smoking cessation is very important. We are doing some work to see if hormones may represent another nonsurgical preventative measure. Please see brain aneurysm center for women at www.Chicagoaneurysm.Com for more information. ...Read more

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What scans are commonly used to diagnose a forearm muscle injury?

What scans are commonly used to diagnose a forearm muscle injury?

MRI and X-rays: If advanced imaging is recommended for a soft tissue injury to the forearm that may involve muscle, the most common modality is an mri. ...Read more

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Why are handheld therapeutic ultrasound machines not allowed to be used on the scrotum? Used for groin injuries, can some scrotal contact be ok?

Why are handheld therapeutic ultrasound machines  not allowed to be used on the scrotum? Used for groin injuries, can some scrotal contact be ok?

???????: As long as the probe has been cleaned there is no reason that a handheld unit cannot be used to image the scrotum and its' contents. The probe should be of a higher frequency than for the typical abdominal probe, about 5-8mhz. ...Read more

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I suffered of anxiety during a brain MRI evaluation , and it can not be completed. What others procedures (b.Map, CT scan) are useful for the brain?

I suffered of anxiety during a brain MRI evaluation , and it can not be completed. What others procedures (b.Map, CT scan) are useful for the brain?

Options: It is not uncommon for patients undergoing MRI scans to feel claustrophobic and have to end the test prematurely. If the information needed is important to make a diagnosis or determine treatment, you can try having the procedure with an open mri. Alternatively, if your doctor needs the clarity of the regular MRI images, you may benefit from mild anti-anxiety medications taken before the scan. ...Read more

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Is it important to take msct scan or sestamibi test after taking catheterization? Is there anything these 2 tests can show that catheterization cant?

Is it important to take msct scan or sestamibi test after taking catheterization? Is there anything these 2 tests can show that catheterization cant?

Sometimes: Cath reveals the size of the arteries to the heart. Nuclear tests can demonstrate whether the heart muscle is receiving adequate blood supply. This may help in determining whether a partial blockage is causing a problem. Thus the data from the 2 tests can be complimentary and give a more complete picture of the clinical situation. ...Read more

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What factors are used to decide whether to do endovascular coiling versus the extreme cranium surgery? I have a 5mm anterior communicating saccular

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What factors are used to decide whether to do endovascular coiling versus the extreme cranium surgery?  I have a  5mm anterior communicating saccular

Coiling: The decision usually is based on anatomy of the aneurysm. If the aneurysm has a narrow neck and does not involve other vessels then coiling is the way to go as your recovery is almost nothing. Clipping is a big surgery with a lengthy recovery ...Read more

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If brain mr/mra with/without contrast detects 2 mm pca infundibula, can it also detect 2 to 3 mm brain arterial aneurysm if there is one in same study

It should.: If the study has enough fine (spatial) resolution to see the infundibulum then it should be able to see an aneurysm. Should is the key word. There are many reasons on MRI that something may or may not be seen and the arteriogram (angiogram) is the real final diagnostic study. ...Read more

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Gamma knife can be used for brain tumors of which size, can you tell me?

Gamma knife can be used for brain tumors of which size, can you tell me?

Small lesions: Gamma knife is effective in lesions about 3 cm in size. If somewhat larger, the cyber knife can be used which can handle lesions up to 6 cm. ...Read more

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What drugs are advised fofr someone with a brain tumor to reduce intracranial pressure when flying?

What drugs are advised fofr someone with a brain tumor to reduce intracranial pressure when flying?

Brain tumor: I am not aware of any drugs given routinely for a patient with a brain tumor to reduce pressure for flying. In a situation like this best to discuss with the neurosurgeon their feelings about the safety of having a brain tumor and flying. ...Read more

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What kind of imaging can be used to look for portal hypertension?

Diagnosis of: portal hypertension can be diagnosed based on medical history, physical examination showing dilated veins, varices and presence of ascitis, Lab test, abdomen ultrasound and CT Scan can be used. In the presence of GI bleeding Endoscopy may help in diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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What anticoagulants can be used safely in pregnancy for a pulmonary embolism in UK? Are there any tablets or are they all injections?

What anticoagulants can be used safely in pregnancy for a pulmonary embolism in UK? Are there any tablets or are they all injections?

Pregnancy Anticoag: Heparin by injection is the recommended management. Warfarin is contraindicated during pregnancy. Other options are outlined on this website: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/use-of-anticoagulants-during-pregnancy-and-postpartum ...Read more

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Can you tell me operation of derivation ventricle peritoneal used for hydrocephalous or intracranial hypertension?

Can you tell me operation of derivation ventricle peritoneal used for hydrocephalous or intracranial hypertension?

Unclear question: read this, not sure what you're asking but the answer is likely in this: http://www.hydroassoc.org/hydrocephalus-education-and-support/learning-about-hydrocephalus/shunts/ ...Read more

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When going under anesthesia . what other than benzo,s can be used for MRI of brain an lumber spine ?

When  going under anesthesia . what other than benzo,s can be used     for MRI of brain an lumber spine ?

Sedation for MRI: When very strong sedation is needed, fentanyl or propofol can be used, but they may require some monitoring and or airway management, as they can interfere with breathing. ...Read more

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What tests besides lumbar puncture can be used to diagnose ms?

What tests besides lumbar puncture can be used to diagnose ms?

MRI: An MRI of brain with and without contrast can be very diagnostic, but often MRI of neck added in ambiguous cases. The lumbar puncture certainly can be confirmatory, especially with elevated oligoclonal bands, but often is not necessary if other studies are convincing. We very rarely use evoked potentials these days, but might also assist in some cases. ...Read more

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What tests besides lumbar puncture can be used to diagnose ms?

What tests besides lumbar puncture can be used to diagnose ms?

MRI: An MRI of brain with and without contrast can be very diagnostic, but often MRI of neck added in ambiguous cases. The lumbar puncture certainly can be confirmatory, especially with elevated oligoclonal bands, but often is not necessary if other studies are convincing. We very rarely use evoked potentials these days, but might also assist in some cases. ...Read more

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What are the indications someone could need a cerebral angiogram with embolization?

What are the indications someone could need a  cerebral angiogram with embolization?

Aneurysm: Usually large or unstable cerebral anuerysms are treated with clipping , coiling, or ebolization.The hope is that this will prevent rupture at a future date. It may also be done if its intermittently 'leaking'. ...Read more

Subdural Hematoma (Definition)

Occurs between the brain and the lining of the brain. It can accumulate and cause ...Read more