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What is basal ganglia calcification?

What is basal ganglia calcification?

BG Calcification : The basal ganglia are a part of the brain. It is common for calcifications to develop in these regions as we get older without clinical significance. In children this would be more worrisome. ...Read more

Basal Ganglia (Definition)

This is the term for several areas of the brain that work together as a functional unit: the striatum (caudate and putamen), the globus pallidus, the substantia nigra, and the subthalamic nucleus. The most well known function of the basal ganglia is voluntary motor control, but it is also involved in development of routine behaviors; eye movements; and ...Read more


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What is inferior basal ischemia?

What is inferior basal ischemia?

Ischemia means : Decreased blood flow. I'm not sure if u are referring to the inferior basal part of the heart or the basal ganglia in the brain. Wherever it is, it suggests impaired blood flow and circulation related to high blood pressure, aging, diabetes, high cholesterol and smoking.Follow up with your dr. Take care! ...Read more

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Mri found bilaterally along the inferior lateral aspect of the basal ganglion, either old lacunar infarctions or bilateral benign cysts. Thoughts?

Mri found bilaterally along the inferior lateral aspect of the basal ganglion, either old lacunar infarctions or bilateral benign cysts. Thoughts?

Either unusual: The chance of lacunar infarcts in a 23 yo is pretty low. Similarly, having "bilateral cysts" seems somewhat unlikely, nor am i sure what kind of "cysts" the radiologist would be referring to. Review your MRI with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a nonspecific heterogeneous calciric density along tje right paramedian posterior cingulate gyrus versus splenium of the corpus callosum?

What is a nonspecific heterogeneous calciric density along tje right paramedian posterior cingulate gyrus versus splenium of the corpus callosum?

Chronic: The report describes a prior area of pathology which has become calcified over a period of years. This represents an archaic process, and has been uncovered coincidently. Unlikely to correlate with current issues. However, discuss with your physician to be complete. ...Read more

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What is basal inferior hypokinesis?

What is basal inferior hypokinesis?

Heart movement: One thing cardiologist look on a 2d echocardiogram is the heart movement. When there is an infarct or an area of the heart not receiving enough blood, the movement is slower that the rest. Hypokinesis means that: decreased movement, in this case of the inferior wall. ...Read more

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What is proximal phalangeal cortical lesion?

What is proximal phalangeal cortical lesion?

Bone lesion...: The proximal phalanx is the first bone of the fingers and toes (the bone closest to the hand or foot). The cortex is the hard, outer portion of the bone. A lesion is just that - a spot that can be seen on x-ray of mri. Excatly what it is will need to be determined by a radiologist, or removed and diagnosed by a pathologist. ...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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Cellular focul segmental glomular sclerosis is it curable? And what is the prognosis?

Cellular focul segmental glomular sclerosis is it curable? And what is the prognosis?

Need data: Is it primary or secondary fsgs. In addition how much protein is in the urine and what is the current kidney function? If the kidney function is significantly depressed the prognosis is poor. If there is more than 4000mg protein in the urine the prognosis is poor. Primary fsgs has a worse prognosis than secondary fsgs. Follow up with a nephrologist for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is bilateral perihilar and basal pneumonities with hyperraeration?

What is bilateral perihilar and basal pneumonities with hyperraeration?

Radiology-speak!: The radiologist sees signs of inflammation in the area near the center of the chest called the hilum as well as the basal or bottom portions of the lungs. Hyperaeration means there is increased air-space to lung tissue ratio, caused by breakdown of the septa between alveoli, creating fewer but larger alveoli, as seen in emphysema. Its up to your doctor to interpret these findings. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have atrophic changes with basal ganglia lacunar infracts.?

What does it mean to have atrophic changes with  basal ganglia lacunar infracts.?

Brain changes: These finding suggest a chronic process which has caused damage to parts of the brain. The most common culprit is atherosclerotic disease of the arteries. Additional evaluation by a physician is recommended. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is tiny lacunar infarct of left basal ganglia?

Can you tell me what is tiny lacunar infarct of left basal ganglia?

Small Stroke.: Those findings are small strokes of specific areas of the brain that are subcortical or below the cortex. Two of the three mechanisms for those strokes are related to a chronic vascular disease associated with hypertension. Other likely risk factors include diabetes mellitus and possibly smoking. Symptoms will depend on what was affected. See your Neurologist or PCP. Not a 'classic stroke'. ...Read more

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Result for my brain MRI -asymmetric decreased attenuation in the left basal ganglia, variant dilated perivascular spaces or punctate chronic lacune. ?

Result for my brain MRI -asymmetric decreased attenuation in the left basal ganglia, variant dilated perivascular spaces or punctate chronic lacune.  ?

MRI report: This is language used in radiology to describe what they see. Ordinarily, they cannot distinguish a small stroke (lacune) from a perivascular space. A "puntate lacune" though is very small. It is probably just the side view of a blood vessel (aka perivascular). Do you smoke? Do you have high blood pressure? Do you have diabetes mellitus? Atrial fibrillation? These are stroke risk factors. ...Read more

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What is basal gangalia calcilation?

What is basal gangalia calcilation?

Basal ganglia ca: Basal ganglia calcination is a deposition of calcium salts in the basal ganglia (brain structures). As far as causes for those - that's a question to answer! inflammation, infection, strokes could be some of the causes. ...Read more

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What is an 8mm lesion left hepatic lobe?

What is an 8mm lesion left hepatic lobe?

Could be many things: It depends on how they described it. The most common is a benign liver cyst. The next most common are benign lesions such as hemangiomas. If the liver has cirrhosis, this could represent a regenerative nodule. Less likely causes are cancer. You should discuss this with your doctor and determine what follow up is needed. ...Read more

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My mother, 84, MRI scan> subacute infarcts, bilateral frontal lobes, small vessel ischematic changes inthe basal ganglia, periventricular white matter?

My mother, 84, MRI scan> subacute infarcts, bilateral frontal lobes, small vessel ischematic changes inthe basal ganglia, periventricular white matter?

Small vessel disease: Mri in a 84 years old lady showing infarcts and small vessel disease means she is having ministrokes. That is very common in that age group. If she has heart disease or carotid artery disease or risk factors like high BP or diabetes or high lipids they should be controlled and she should follow up with her dr who can give her further recommendations. ...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 IS BILATERAL UPPER LOBE PTB OF UNDETERMINED ACTIVITY,?

WHAT IS BILATERAL UPPER LOBE PTB OF UNDETERMINED ACTIVITY,?

PTB: Abbreviation may mean many different things, one of which could be Pulmonary Tuberculosis. It's impossible to know for sure based on info u have provided. ...Read more

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What could an oval shaped low density lesion in the lower aspect of the right basal ganglia measuring 1cm be?

What could an oval shaped low density lesion in the lower aspect of the right basal ganglia measuring 1cm be?

lesion in the brain: Any lesion in the brain, in this case a 1 cm lesion in the base of the right basal ganglia (near brainstem), is abnormal. There is no guessing about what it could be. I presume this was a ct or an MRI ordered by a primary care physician or neurologist. Whoever has this needs to have neurologic and possibly neurosurgical consultations. ...Read more

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