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What Sort Of Brain Symptoms Would Be Helped By An Etv How Is An Etv Done
Hydrocephalus: Etv is short for endoscopic third ventriculostomy. It is generally done for obstructive hydrocephalus, commonly for aqueductal stenosis. The procedure is done through a frontal burr hole, an endoscope passed through the lateral ventricle, the foramen of monro, and the third ventricle. A thin membrane is opened and CSF can circulate directly from the ventricle into the prepontine cistern. ...Read more
When im 21 can i have my doc remove my shunt and get an etv instead
I just twinges all the time and causes pain but he wont remove it ?
Might be a reason: While etv's have been proven efficacious in previously VP shunted patients there might be an anatomical or other contraindication with your specific condition that might prevent your physician from recommending this option. It is worth asking him/her what the reason might be. ...Read more
Type brain surgery: The fluid taht flows around and inside the brain is called cerebral spinal fluid (csf). Sometimes there can be an obstruction of the fluid. It can build up pressure inside the brain called hydrocephalus. This is a minimally invasive surgery which can decompress the fluid and allow it to flow back into the proper space. It can be done in a subset of patients. A neurosurgeon can explain it better. ...Read more
Is non-communicating hydrocephalus terminal when the patient is not a candidate for either shunt or endoscopic third ventriculostomy (etv) surgeries?
Could CSF leak under under the skin causing very baggy eyes. Started all of sudden and i get very bad headaches in the upright position. Better when i lye down. I have hydrocephalus and had a etv. ?
NO SYMPTOMS/PAIN/HEA: Unruptured aneurysm may have no symptoms, if large it may press on the brain and cause pain behind the eyes, double vision, weakness on one side of face, drooping eye lid&dilated pupil leaking aneurysm may cause sudden severe headache.And ruptured aneurysm causes extremely severe headache, nausea and vomiting, stiff neck, seizures, confusion, stiff neck, ptosis, and loss of consciousness rx is surgical clip. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I asked in previous Question. Would a Brain MRI be done for TMJD symptoms? This is not a Scan of TMJ.
Maybe: The symptoms of TMJ disease overlap with multiple other pathologies such as facial pain and numbness (Vth nerve injury), facial weakness (7th nerve) ,different types of headache, diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, and more. An MRI of the brain may help narrow down the possible other causes of your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Perphial neuropathy or MS all my symptoms first pointed to be beginning stages of MS had a MRI done of the brain and it wasnt specific enough and have to have 2 more done but the neurologist said that he doesn't believe that it is MS and more like perphia
Testing can prove: If you have symptoms due to peripheral neuropathy, an EMG-nerve conduction test should be abnormal unless it is a small fiber neuropathy, which can be confirmed under the microscope. If you have MS, MRI of head and/or spinal cord could confirm diagnosis, but spinal fluid studies often can doubly confirm suspicions. Blood and urine studies can rule out other diseases which mimic MS. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For 2 months i've had symptoms which are similar to lymes disease. Lymes test neg, done CT brain scan and multiple mri's. What should I do now?
See a good doc.: Your symptoms are vague and not supported by much objective finding. This is where a good doc pays for themselves. Maybe you don't need any more testing? ...Read more
Is a B12 level of 294 low enough to cause symptoms? Iron studies are being done now. Rdw is high, hemo low and MCH low. 10 brain lesions on MRI and hert palps and dizziness.
Symptoms B12: Level of 294 is borderline low. I would do a confirmation study (mma). If it is elevated -and if your iron is okay- then likely vit B12 deficiency contributes to your anemia. Yes, it can cause some symptoms-like fatigue, numbness, tingling, forgetful etc- but not heart palpitation- unless if your hemoglobin is less than 8-then yes, you could have palpitation and dizziness from it. F/u md. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have ms-like symptoms. Had an MRI done and it showed a spot on the cerebellum. Mra & mrv are normal. Dr. Doesnt think ms. What could this be?
Nonspecific: Your symptoms could be due to many conditions, as excessive daytime sleepiness indicates a sleep disorder or even fatigue state. Chronic pain might be fibromyalgia or a peripheral neuropathy. Problems with concentration could be associated with any of the above, but might be due to thyroid or B vitamin issues. Brain MRI lesion is also nonspecific, perhaps a prior stroke? Get second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More Info Needed: This is an odd way of asking. I have never heard of 'stenosis of the brain'. Now stenosis of the spinal column or stenosis of an artery yes. What do you mean by your question? ...Read more
Usually: Most people with demyelinating disease of the brain (ms) do experience any of a wide variety of neurologic symptoms (e.g., visual changes, numbness/tingling, weakness), these may be intermittent. There are certainly cases in which a person has convincing MRI findings of ms but has no objective clinical signs or symptoms, though even these people are likely to develop symptoms at some point. ...Read more
Fever, neural sympts: Beyond generalizable symptoms of infection ie. Fevers and signs like elevated white count, elevated platelets, CRP etc. Brain abscesses will also manifest with signs related to where they are - ie. Lesion's location will determine specific signs where they are affected and if the lesion is large enough and starts to exert pressure it can also cause headaches or meningeal signs like a stiff neck. ...Read more
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