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What are the unusual features of temporal lobe epilepsy?

What are the unusual features of temporal lobe epilepsy?

Auras: Temporal lobe epilepsy typically had distinctive auras (warning signs) before the seizure, including a rising feeling in the stomach, feelings of deja-vu, olfactory hallucinations (strong imagined odors), and some other symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of ...Read more


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What are common symptoms of a frontal lobe tumor?

What are common symptoms of a frontal lobe tumor?

Personality changes: The frontal lobe is known to give us our personality traits. In the case of a tumor any disruption in this area of the brain changes in the person's behavior and personality may be seen. However this largely depends on the size and specific area and also the resulting destruction of the brain by that tumor. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of frontal lobe dementia?

What are the first signs of frontal lobe dementia?

Personality change: There are several distinct types of ftld or fld. One type presents with apathy or disinhibited personality changes. Other types present with the gradual loss of the ability to speak. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of temporal seizures?

What are symptoms of temporal seizures?

Unusual sensation: Usually an aura precedes temporal lobe seizures such as unprovoked fear, a deja vu experience a sensation of taste or smell , an odd sensation in the abdomen This may last 30 seconds to about 2 minutes with loss of awareness of surroundings, lip smacking, swallowing or chewing movements picking motions of the fingers , confusion, and unawareness of it. May develop into a seizure ...Read more

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What are the most common complications of temporal lobe epilepsy surgery?

What are the most common complications of temporal lobe epilepsy surgery?

Depends on the side: The most common problems are just headaches, infections, or the lack of seizure cure. The more scary complications are the less common complications. For instance, partial vision loss, memory problems, or speech problems are only seen in 2-5% of patients. Talk to you md about your specific case please. ...Read more

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In Brain MRI what does " signs of pneumatization disorde of right temporal lobe" means?

In Brain MRI what does " signs of pneumatization disorde of right temporal lobe" means?

That actually: makes no sense whatsoever. The temporal lobe does not get pneumatized, that would mean there is air in the brain. Is that quote directly from the MRI report? If so, it may be an error in the dictation. Check with your doctor about the results. ...Read more

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What are the conditions which cause vasospasm in occipital lobe of brain?

What are the conditions which cause vasospasm  in occipital lobe of brain?

SAH,Vasculitis: The conditions that cause vasospasm is subarachnoid hemorrhage, sometimes inflammation of the blood vessels such as vasculitis can cause vasospasm, there are obviously other causes too. ...Read more

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What kind of tumors are found on the right temporal lobe? Glioma?

What kind of tumors are found on the right temporal lobe? Glioma?

Primary and metastat: There are two types of primary brain tumor basically. Glioma are made of support cells of the brain and neuroma consisting of nerve cells. Both are found together in ganglioglioma which is a relatively rare tumor. Gliomas are more common. Metastatic tumors from breast cancer or ovarian cancer is more common in older age groups. Older patients may have a more aggressive and malignant form. Vascu. ...Read more

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What are the signs of temporal arteritis?

What are the signs of temporal arteritis?

Temporal arteritis: Excessive sweating, fever, general ill feeling jaw pain that comes and goes or occurs when chewing loss of appetite, muscle aches pain and stiffness in the neck, upper arms, shoulder, and hips throbbing headache on one side of the head or the back of the head scalp sensitivity, tenderness when touching the scalp vision difficulties blurred vision double vision reduced vision weakness, tiredness. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of myoclonic epilepsy?

What are the symptoms of myoclonic epilepsy?

Muscle spasms: Seizures usually have a stiff tonic phase followed by rhythmic jerking or clonic phase. Myoclonic spasms can be isolated and independent. Infants may have a series of painful spasms especially upon awakening. Adolescents may have morning spasms and even drop or throw their toothbrush. Lennox-gastaut patients may have massive spasms or drop attacks that are myoclonic. Difficult to treat. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of seizure disorder?

What are the presenting symptoms of seizure disorder?

Very variable: It may be from an episode of loosing awareness without "passing out" to full blown seizures involving one or more limbs. It depends on the region of the brain that is affected. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of photosensitive epilepsy?

What are the symptoms of photosensitive epilepsy?

Pretty rare: It's actually pretty uncommon, but does occur. Flickering lights can trigger abnormal brain discharges which can result in seizures on such people. ...Read more

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What are the signs of migraines or brain tumors?

What are the signs of migraines or brain tumors?

Headaches: migraines classically cause pulsatile (pounding) headaches. Sensitivity to light and sound are also associated with migraine headaches. Sometimes nausea. Brain tumors can also cause headaches, nausea, vomiting. They can also be completely asymptomatic until they grow large enough to cause symptoms. In general, persistent unexplained headaches warrant further evaluation. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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What are the sypmtoms of a kind of epilepsy called jacksonian seizures?

Focal or partial: Hughlings jackson described patients with seizures that start in a very specific group of muscles and then spread over more regions of that part of the body. Eeg studies showed that the electrical discharges start focally in a region of the motor strip and the spread along the strip to involve more regions representing that side of the body. These type of seizures became jacksonian. ...Read more

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What sort of metabolic disorders can cause epilepsy and specifically, temporal lobe epilepsy?

Several disorders: Epilepsy (recurring seizures) can occur in several different types of inherited biochemical diseases, including organic acidemias, urea cycle disorders, fatty acid oxidation defects, and biotinidase deficiency. Temporal lobe seizures, often with sensory or auditory hallucinations, are usually not metabolic but may run in a family which is passing a genetic mutation from one generation to the next. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of temporofrontal dementia?

What are the symptoms of temporofrontal dementia?

Personality change: There are several distinct types of ftld or fld. One type presents with apathy or disinhibited personality changes. This can slightly resemble depression or mania. Other types present with the gradual loss of the ability to speak starting with nouns. Finally a third form involves speech becoming more telegraphic then finally the person is mute. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of nausea associated with brain tumor?

What are the characteristics of nausea associated with brain tumor?

Variable: Morning vomiting without warning is classic for a specific tumor of childhood. Brainstem tumors cause episodic vomiting without nausea. Most adult tumors cause fatigue, lack of motivation, disinterest in food and inability to tolerate food or drink. Chemo and radiation can cause severe nausea that is nearly constant. ...Read more

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What is focal cortical neuronal dysfunction of the temporal lobe? What causes it?

What is focal cortical neuronal dysfunction of the temporal lobe? What causes it?

EEG finding: I assume you received this as part of an EEG report. This is not specific but can relate to a localized difference within the functioning of that part of the brain. Sometimes those findings are associated with seizures, but not always. You should follow up with the ordering physician to have further discussions about the finding. ...Read more

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What are the features of a "mild" brain injury?

What are the features of a "mild" brain injury?

Erroneous assumption: The concept of "minor" brain injury is misplaced. All brain injury is serious. Exact need for rehabilitation recommendations depends on type of injury, extent of disability and patient's pre-existing level of function. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more