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Doctor insights on: What Causes Enlarged Ventricles In The Brain

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Please tell me, could a brain tumor cause an enlarged ventricle?

Please tell me, could a brain tumor cause an enlarged ventricle?

Yes: Brain tumors can block the normal circulation of cerebral spinal fluid resulting in fluid backing up in the brain and causing dilatation of the ventricular system. ...Read more

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Can creutzfeldt-jakob disease cause brain ventricles to enlarge?

Can creutzfeldt-jakob disease cause brain ventricles to enlarge?

Yes.: Creutzfeldt-jakob disease (cjd) is an incurable, degenerative disease of the brain caused by incorrectly folded proteins. As the brain cells are destroyed, the brain tissue can shrink and become atrophied. The ventricles of the brain, which are fluid containing structures, can become bigger due to surrounding brain tissue loss. Thanks to m. Dinapoli, med student. ...Read more

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I have an arachnoid cyst&get complex migraines very frequently past EEG has shown narrowing of the ventricles in my brain, are they caused by the cyst?

I have an arachnoid cyst&get complex migraines very frequently past EEG has shown narrowing of the ventricles in my brain, are they caused by the cyst?

Probably unrelated: Many normal people have arachnoid cysts. Many normal people have narrow ventricles on ct or mri. These are incidental and unrelated findings. Migraine is a physiological reaction to stress. It sounds that the cyst and ventricle issues are unrelated to your migraine. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause prominent brain ventricles? And does it mess up your heart. I've always had high heart rate.

Can anxiety cause prominent brain ventricles? And does it mess up your heart. I've always had high heart rate.

No and no: No, anxiety does not cause prominent brain ventricles. It can increase your heart rate, but it doesn't "mess up" your heart. Some people with anxiety attacks have been found to have mitral valve prolapse (mvp), but this does not come from anxiety. Mvp usually causes no symptoms or hemodynamic problems unless severe -- in which case, a cardiologist would be helping you. ...Read more

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Afp normal, enlarged brain ventricles, could it be a neural tube defect?

Afp normal, enlarged brain ventricles, could it be a neural tube defect?

Neural tube defect: If AFP is normal there is likely not a neural defect, but the test is not 100% positive. ...Read more

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Afp normal, enlarged brain ventricles, is it still possible to have a neural tube defect ntd?

Afp normal, enlarged brain ventricles, is it still possible to have a neural tube defect ntd?

AFP: A normal AFP reduces the risk of an open neural tube abnormality. Enlarged cerebral ventricles are usually not associated with neural tube abnormalities. ...Read more

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I have an Acquired Brain Injury caused by a colloid cyst in third ventricle, how do I source help or rehab for brain injury.

I have an Acquired Brain Injury caused by a colloid cyst in third ventricle, how do I source help or rehab for brain injury.

See neurologist: The best way to find help for any brain injury is to first see a neurologist. They can recommend the best rehabilitation treatment facilities in your area. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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If I have small ventricles in my brain and swelling behind my right eye, its what causes my eye aches and my headaches my insurance won't cover an eye exam right now can you get an eye exam covered by my insurance? I am a patient of yours and you are the

If I have small ventricles in my brain and swelling behind my right eye, its what causes my eye aches and my headaches my insurance won't cover an eye exam right now can you get an eye exam covered by my insurance? I am a patient of yours and you are the

Insurance coverage: Medical insurances often do not cover routine eye exams, but what you are describing would be covered under most medical plans. The diagnosis code would probably be headaches, or the swelling that you are describing. It sounds like you need to be seen by an ophthalmologist, and I would expect no issues with coverage by a medical insurance plan. Schedule the appointment for "headaches". ...Read more

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Are asymmetrical ventricles in the brain a problem?

Are asymmetrical ventricles in the brain a problem?

Depends.....: It really depends on the difference in size from a benign condition to something very serious. ...Read more

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Ventricles in the brain are prominent relative to age and sulci what's that mean on an mri? The first answer didn't give it clear enough at all.

Ventricles in the brain are prominent relative to age and sulci what's that mean on an mri? The first answer didn't give it clear enough at all.

Radiological Report: Radiological examination is borderline on the question of whether there is any hydrocephalus. Would need additional clinical information, but doctor's lingo for probably normal, but needs clinical interpretation. ...Read more

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What are diseases that affect the ventricles of the brain?

What are diseases that affect the ventricles of the brain?

Hydrocephalus: Classic is hydrocephalus, which can be obstructive or communicating, and both can cause ventricular enlargement. Pseudo tumor cerebri affects brain diffusely, and has a reverse effect of decreasing ventricular size. ...Read more

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What does a narrow 4th brain ventricle mean?

What does a narrow 4th brain ventricle mean?

It depends: It depends if you have any symptoms suggesting a cerebrospinal fluid circulation problem. If you have no symptoms it may just be an anatomical finding. ...Read more

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Possible to have one one ventricle brain shunt your whole life?

Possible to have one one ventricle brain shunt your whole life?

Yes: I still see many patients who have had their shunt in for 30 or 40 years. Most remarkably, the shunt is frequently still functioning. It is more common to have multiple shunts in your lifetime, but not impossible at all to have one last for decades. Living in morrilton, if you need a good neurosurgeon in little rock, dr. Krisht or dr. Reding are among the very best. ...Read more

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What should be the size of left ventricle and brain of 21 week fetus?

What should be the size of left ventricle and brain of 21 week fetus?

Please clarify: This is a little different of a question. Can you clarify whether you are referring to the left ventricle of the heart and the entire size of the brain (as in volume, weight, or some other measure?). Or are you asking about the size of the left ventricle of the brain? And why only the left ventricle and not the right? ...Read more

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Brain right ventricle 8mm lesion -cyst or tumor?

Hard to say: If the interpretation on the MRI by the radiologist is that it is a cyst, then it is likely benign. It also depends if there is any area of enhancement that would suggest a tumor. Also if you have serial MRI scans, you can tell if it is getting bigger or changing which is more likely a tumor. The location in the ventricle is important too. If it obstructs the foramen it could be a problem. ...Read more

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Could you kindly advise the meaning of "fetal brain lateral ventricles look slightly prominent". Calibers about 9.2mm, 9.5mm?

Could you kindly advise the meaning of "fetal brain lateral ventricles look slightly prominent". Calibers about 9.2mm, 9.5mm?

Fetal brain has exce: It means that the parts of the fetal brain that hold neural fluid have a slightly increased amount of fluid. It is not uncommon, usually goes away but in some cases can be the beginning of something serious. It needs to be followed with an additional scan. ...Read more

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Does learning disabilities have anything to do with prominent ventricles brain?

Does learning disabilities have anything to do with prominent ventricles brain?

Maybe: There are certainly kids with ld's that have normal ventricles as well as some that have prominent ones. The descriptor by itself could be at the upper limits of normal size and of no importance, or found when a kid has other issues that led to the study. The actual centers dealing with various learning activities are buried within the substance of the brain. ...Read more

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Had an MRI found ventricles and sulci prominent in brain, would they see brain damage on their own?

Brain damage...: ...Is detected by a neurologic (or neuropsychiatric) exam to elicit and assess the numerous functions of various regions of the brain, not by imaging. An MRI is good to look for some causes of brain damage but cannot tell you if there is or is not any damage. ...Read more