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What is the treatment for a cerebral contusion?

What is the treatment for a cerebral contusion?

Cerebral contusion: Cerebral contusion is the result of a blunt force trauma to the head, which causes swelling of the region of the brain nearest to the impact. This swelling interferes with normal mental function in various ways. While it can cause a significant headache, mild contusions require only rest, fluids, and antiinflammatory medications for the headache. Severe symptoms could require cortisone or surgery. ...Read more

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Concussion (Definition)

An injury to the brain that is usually caused by trauma, typically a blow to the head or a violent shaking of ...Read more


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What is the treatment for cerebral vascular accident?

What is the treatment for cerebral vascular accident?

Acute care: Immediate admission to hospital. If no contraindications, I.V. Blood clot dissolving with tpa (alteplase). If not successful, intra-arterial thrombolysis (through a catheter), only available at very few specialized centers. Then, intensive care followed by rehab. Also, need a full stroke workup looking for irregular heart beat, a hole in the heart (pfo), blockages in the neck or brain vessels, aneurysms etc. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cerebral hemorrhage?

What is the treatment for cerebral hemorrhage?

Different treatments: Cerebral hemorrhage is a life-threatening condition caused by a stroke, aneursym and trauma of the brain, among other things. This type of problem is treated by a neurologist/neurosurgeon or both. Good luck... ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cerebral apoplexy?

What is the treatment for cerebral apoplexy?

Apoplexy: Is an old term for stroke or more specifically hemorrhagic stroke. Check out stroke.Org and heart.Org. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a brain aneurysm?

What is the best treatment for a brain aneurysm?

Depends: There are two main treatments for brain aneurysms. One is surgery and the other is embolization of the aneurysm. They both have good and bad issues to be discussed with your doctor. Brain aneurysms are a serious matter. But, take your time and make sure you understand the risks of both the procedures. Then compare them to the risk of doing neither. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for heart contusion?

What is the treatment for heart contusion?

Heart contusion: Observation and monitoring for arrhythmias, blood tests to monitor cardiac damage, and an echocardiogram to assess wall motion and rule out pericardial effusion. Most times the recovery is complete. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cerebral thrombosis?

What is the treatment for cerebral thrombosis?

VERY serious: This is a serious and potentially life - changing and life threatening event as well as an emergency to say the least. Patients requires emergent evaluation by an md , cat scans and a plethora or other tests. At times, the clot is treated with blood thinners but not always. Surgery is also an option. This is a basic introductory answer and full treatment discourse is beyond the scope here. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a radial fracture?

What is the treatment for a radial fracture?

Radius fracture: Depends on the location of the fracture on the radius. Distal radius, radial shaft and radial head fractures are all treated differently. It also depends on how displaced the fracture is. Best thing to do is to be evaluated by your local Orthopaedic surgeon to receive proper treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a spiral fracture on an infant?

Immobilization.: Usually immobilzation for an appropriate time as determined by a pediatric othopedist. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cerebral palsy?

What is the best treatment for cerebral palsy?

No one knows: There are many treatments available, but what is best depends on the age, the severity of the cp, the cause of it, the impairments present. ...Read more

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What is the course of treatment for a brain aneuyrism?

What is the course of treatment for a brain aneuyrism?

May be variable: Studies suggest that an unruptured aneurysm over 0.9mm in size be considered a possible indication for preventative treatment. A ruptured aneurysm is a neurological emergency, and requires intensive care, and likely surgical treatment. Supportive post-operative care is critical. Medications for complications such as edema, stroke, increased intracranial pressure, seizures important. ...Read more

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What is the usual treatment for a meningioma?

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What is the usual treatment for a meningioma?

Depends: You should be seen by a neurosurgeon, especially if you have any symptoms associated with it. Observation with close imaging follow-up may be approprate in select cases if asymptomatic. The usual treatment for the symptomatic meningioma include surgical resection, transarterial embolization and radiation. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for subdural hematoma?

What is the treatment for subdural hematoma?

Subdural hematoma: If small and not causing a shift of brain structures in the skull, observation may be all that is necessary. If there is indication that the subdural hematoma is growing or causing symptoms due to increased pressure in the head, surgical drainage is the treatment. ...Read more

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What is the the treatment for subdural effusion?

What is the the treatment for subdural effusion?

Shunting: If cerebral atrophy is responsible for the effusion, shunting of the subdural space may be needed. If intracranial hypotension is the cause, correcting the fluid leakage will allow the brain to re-expand, filling the space previously occupied by the effusion. ...Read more

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What is the best early treatment for a stroke?

What is the best early treatment for a stroke?

TPA (alteplase): The best early treatment is tissue plasminogen activator. This drug is given in the vein or artery and can break up the clot plugging the vessel allowing blood flow back to the brain. The sooner it is given, the less damage the patient may suffer. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for pancreatitis and cerebral palsy?

What is the best treatment for pancreatitis and cerebral palsy?

Find cause of panc: Cerebral palsy is not a cause of pancreatitis. Some people with CP may have an underlying mitochondrial disorder which can also cause pancreatitis. People with CP may be put on medications that can cause pancreatitis. I would carefully at meds. Also, should rule-out gallstones. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a . Subchondral edema hip.

What is the treatment for a . Subchondral edema hip.

Rest: Subchondral edema means there is swelling under the cartilage surface. It happens after injury, arthritis, or anything that causes inflammation. An xray gives that information, also arthritis or fracture should be visualized on the same xray. Treatment would be directed toward the causitive problem. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a . Subchondral edema hip.

What is the treatment for a . Subchondral edema hip.

Depends: if the edema is due to osteonecrosis, or arthrosis the long term treatment tends to be joint replacement. If it is traumatic, or due to abnormal mechanics in case of cartilage or labral injury, then it may respond to arthroscopic treatment. In younger patients, or some pregnant women, it may require no treatment other than non weight bearing Rx on crutches for about 6 weeks to allow for resoluti ...Read more

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What is the treatment for neuropraxia?

What is the treatment for neuropraxia?

See below: Neuropraxia is a description of a type of nerve injury in which the outer covering of the nerve called myelin is damaged which causes a delay in nerve transmission. Many of the more common nerve conditions like carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel are typically neuropraxia. A neuropraxia usually has a better prognosis than neurotmesis which is a more serious injury. Sometimes surgery is needed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a cerebral contusion?

Cerebral contusion: Cerebral contusion is the result of a blunt force trauma to the head, which causes swelling of the region of the brain nearest to the impact. This swelling interferes with normal mental function in various ways. While it can cause a significant headache, mild contusions require only rest, fluids, and antiinflammatory medications for the headache. Severe symptoms could require cortisone or surgery. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a cerebral contusion?

What sort of disorder is a cerebral contusion?

Traumatic: A cerebral contusion is a bruise to the surface cortex of the brain associated with bleeding (vasogenic edema). It is caused by traumatic brain injuries (concussion, blunt head trauma, skull fractures) and typically resolves over days to weeks and can leave a permanent scar in the brain associated with a neurological deficit and/or a seizure focus. ...Read more

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What does getting cerebral contusion mean in the long run?

What does getting cerebral contusion mean in the long run?

Don't do it again: Cerebral contusions (bruising) in the brain is usually tolerated okay if it's not too severe. But as each subsequent head injury is cumulative and exponential in it's effects, you only wan this once in your life! ...Read more

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Had cerebral contusion during fall. Neurosurgeon says it is 6 millimeters. How will that affect me?

Had cerebral contusion during fall. Neurosurgeon says it is 6 millimeters. How will that affect me?

Cerebral contusion: Symptoms will depend on what part of the brain is involved, . If you are not experiencing any symptoms by now, it is possible you will not experience any defecits in the future. ...Read more

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When a man has cerebral contusion, what does it mean?

When a man has cerebral contusion, what does it mean?

Bruise of the brain: Contusion means bruise. There may be scattered bleeding or some surrounding swelling. This can be minor or very serious depending upon the extent and location of the contusion. All such patients should be hospitalized as the swelling may increase in the days after the injury and lead to serious problems. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting cerebral contusion?

Are some people more prone to getting cerebral contusion?

No: Contusion come from trauma such as falling or bumping the head. If you are prone to falling, i guess you're prone to getting a contusion. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease the odds of developing cerebral contusion?

What can I do to decrease the odds of developing cerebral contusion?

Safety: Bicycle helmets, motorcycle helmets, avoidance of collision sports like soccer and football. Prevention is the key and avoidance of activities that could injure the head and brain. ...Read more

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What are the factors that make it more likely to get cerebral contusion?

What are the factors that make it more likely to get cerebral contusion?

Carelessness: Contusion- bruising on the brain can be caused by bad luck, but more often they are a result of carelessness when people don't wear bicycle helmets, motorcycle helmets, or helmets on 4 wheelers. They are careless in their pursuit of fun and don't follow proper techniques to protect their brain. Be careful, plan carefully, and go through a little inconvenience to save the brain! ...Read more

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Sure, i've heard of cerebral contusion. But now that my child may have it, I want to know what it really does to the body.?

Sure, i've heard of cerebral contusion. But now that my child may have it, I want to know what it really does to the body.?

Bruising of brain: Cerebral contusion is a trauma to the brain tissue, like bruising of cerebral tissue. In a young person who is well without any changes in function the changes are that there will be no sequela, although epileptic seizures may follow cerebral contusion in some cases. ...Read more

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My mother has cerebral contusion. Does that mean anything significant?

Bruise: Contusion in the brain is our wording for a bruise in the brain. If she is doing well, she should recover well. Repeated contusions cause permanent brain damage. There is always a future risk of seizures with contusions although seizures are uncommon afterward. Hopefully she will never have another traumatic brain injury. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for cerebral contusion, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

If imaging dictates: If you have seen your primary care physician and the imaging of your brain prompts further investigation, you may need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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What is concussion of the brain and what is the treatment?

What is concussion of the brain and what is the treatment?

Injury to the brain: Concussion must be defined by the immediate reaction to brain injury. Most common is injury in sports. Alteration is awareness, disorientation, confusion, or even loss of consciousness is necessary to define concussion. Frequently there is also incoordination, clumsiness, visual distortion, inability to walk, poor balance, etc. A thorough evaluation must be done and recovery plan made. ...Read more

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What do you mean by: 1. Scalp hematoma, left parietal region 2, cerebral contusion left parietal lobe 3. Cerebral contusion left base cerebral hemisph?

What do you mean by: 1. Scalp hematoma, left parietal region 2, cerebral contusion left parietal lobe 3. Cerebral contusion left base cerebral hemisph?

Scalp hematoma: Scalp hematoma is a bleeding underneath the scalp in the upper left region of the skull. The contusion is in the same region and is a brusing and bleeding in the brain. #3. Is another bruising or bleeding on the left side of the brain but lower down towards the base of the skull. These injuries sound like there are a result of head trauma. ...Read more

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Ischemic stroke at 90, pelvic fracture and cerebral contusion at 92. If risk of bleeding from falling > risk of tia/stroke from clot, baby aspirin ok?

Ischemic stroke at 90, pelvic fracture and cerebral contusion at 92. If risk of bleeding from falling > risk of tia/stroke from clot, baby aspirin ok?

Judgement: There's no answer to your question. No one has collected a series of 5, 000 people like you and tested the two options. This is where having a doctor whom you trust and who knows your history and all about you makes all the difference. (your question exemplifies why computers are never going to be able to practice medicine!). ...Read more

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Post concussion syndrome possible brain stem contussion + whiplash injury. Details in my symptoms section. Looking for additional treatment options.

Post concussion syndrome possible brain stem contussion + whiplash injury. Details in my symptoms section. Looking for additional treatment options.

Give it time: Since you didn't give an etiology (ie car accident or fall, etc) it's difficult to say. If this is a simple grade 1 concussion, then give it time. It may take a few months for your head to clear. No specific therapy is indicated. No chiropractic for a while though. ...Read more

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Is a brain contusion different from a concussion?

Is a brain contusion different from a concussion?

Related: "concussion" describes the suite of symptoms related to a recent head injury. A "brain contusion" is the actual bruise on your brain caused by the head injury and, in turn, causing the symptoms of the concussion. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for a concussion?

What's the treatment for a concussion?

Rest: Rest and avoid nsaids. Refrain from any activity where you risk a second head injury while still recovering from the first. See your doc and if symptoms last longer than a week, or worsen at any point, you should be re evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for concussion from football?

What is the treatment for concussion from football?

Protocols: Every school, coach, athletic department and medical staff has protocols available to them to follow called "return to sport" protocols. These should be followed with no exceptions. Most protocols have stages of no activity, light movement, moderate movement and lifting, heavy lifting and hard exertion, return to sport. Each stage has monitoring and symptom tracking built in. ...Read more

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