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What sort of brain symptoms would be helped by an etv? How is an etv done?

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

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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 ?

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

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What is endoscopic third ventriculostomy?

What is endoscopic third ventriculostomy?

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

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What is etv?

How about a hint?: I am not familiar with the abbreviation - there are a few possibilities in the medical jargon. Can you give us a clue about the context of the term? ...Read more

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Is non-communicating hydrocephalus terminal when the patient is not a candidate for either shunt or endoscopic third ventriculostomy (etv) surgeries?

Is non-communicating hydrocephalus terminal when the patient is not a candidate for either  shunt or endoscopic third ventriculostomy (etv) surgeries?

Possibly: This depends on the chronicity of the hydrocephalus. If it has taken a while to build up to this stage, then the patient may slowly compensate for it. If it has occurred acutely, then the patient will likely expire. ...Read more

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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. ?

Probably not: CSF leakage typically occurs through the ears or nose, not as bags under the eyes. Lack of sleep, fatigue etc can lead to fluid accumulation under the eyes- this is not csf. Unless you've had recent brain surgery- highly unlikely. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a brain aneurysm and what can be done for it?

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 more

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I asked in previous Question. Would a Brain MRI be done for TMJD symptoms? This is not a Scan of TMJ.

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 more

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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

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 more

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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?

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

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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.

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Are brain rumor symptoms constant?

Are brain rumor symptoms constant?

Not necessarily: If you mean brain tumor, symptoms are not always constant. Seizures caused by brain tumors are intermittent, and headaches may be that way to some extent. ...Read more

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How are angiograms done for brain?

How are angiograms done for brain?

Angiography: A small size catheter is inserted in your groin an advanced to the origin of your brain main arteries. Dye is then flushed into the catheter and x rays are then taken. Several pictures are taken that delineate your brain blood vessels. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a brain tumer?

What are symptoms of a brain tumer?

It depends: It depends on the type of tumor, its size and its location in the brain. ...Read more

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What can be done for stenosis of the brain?

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

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Does brain demyelination cause any symptoms ?

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

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What are some of the symptoms of a brain abcess?

What are some of the symptoms of a brain abcess?

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