What is generalised cortical atrophy?

On imaging... Decreased volume of cortex diffusely seen on imaging, typically.

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What is cortical atrophy of the kidney & cause?

Renal atrophy. Renal atrophy can happen to single or bilateral kidneys. First you need to consider whether it is due to congenital renal dysplasia. Uremia, Acute Glomerular Disease, Diabetic Nephrosclerosis, rejection reaction of kidney transplant, Chronic Glomerulonephritis, renal cortical necrosis, Alport Syndrome, acute renal tubular necrosis, Hypertensive Nephrosclerosis...etc. Read more...

Do you think I should worry about minor frontal cortical atrophy?

See below. Brain atrophy should be uncommon in your age. Frontal atrophy may indicate a prior trauma, ie bad car accident or a direct hit. It may also indicate potential dementia, metabolic problems or simply dehydration. Talk to your dr and or a neurologist for further help. Read more...

What is cortical atrophy? Is it from cmv?

Damaged to kidney. If this is described on a transplant kidney biopsy, it means thinning or reduction in size of the functioning part of the kidney--the renal cortex. There are a lot of causes including aging, prior infections, drug toxicity, restricted blood flow, hypertension, rejections, etc. It could have been present in the donor kidney when transplanted. Chronic CMV infection can cause it, . Read more...
Confusing, brain ?? When discussing the brain substance, cortical atrophy just means loss of substance in the cerebral cortex. Congenital CMV can cause brain injury, but tends to leave distinctive calcifications as a marker that is evident on xray. Many other insults to the central nervous system can also trigger this change. Read more...

Is moderate generalized cortical atrophy part of the normal aging process? I am 62.

Cortical atrophy. Yes. The brain is like a muscle. If we don't use muscles, then they atrophy. Likewise with the brain we need to keep it stimulated with mental and physical exercises. Performing fine motor tasks or those that require significant focus increase brain function. Toxins such as tobacco and alcohol increase the rate of brain atrophy. Check out Lumosity.com. . Read more...
It can be. Most organs change in size during life depending on genetic and environmental factors. THe brain is similar, and thus there are age related estimates on such changes you note. Read more...

Does posterior cortical atrophy progress into general dementia? Please, need some answers?

Yes. It is not known whether PCA is a variant of Alzheimer's or not as the symptoms are very similar.In PCA the atrophy starts in the back of the brain rather than a global atrophy. Read more...