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MRI report says recent small infarcts in both the thalamai. What does that mean? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 24-Oct-2013
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User:Hih
Doctor:hi
User:My dad's MRI report says
User:RECENT SMALL INFARCTS IN BOTH THE THALAMAI
User:IS IT A BRAIN STROKE?
Doctor:yes, it seems like
Doctor:mostly
Doctor:a ischemic stroke
User:OK
User:INFARCTS MEANS WHAT?
User:DEAD CELLS
Doctor:infarcts means cells without blood supply or oxygen
User:is this celebral palsy?
Doctor:no
Doctor:it is not
User:I read in a fourm
User:Ischemic stroke, also known as cerebral infarction, accounts for 80 to 85 percent of all strokes
Doctor:yes
Doctor:that is right
User:celebral palsy and celebral infractions are different?
Doctor:yes
Doctor:both are different
User:how to i come to know that after the stoke the cells are dead or not degenrative?
User:will it be mentioned in MRI report?
Doctor:No
Doctor:You cannot see that on MRI
Doctor:death of tissue can only be confirmed on autopsy or post -mortem
User:so i will not be able to know that cells or dead or not?
Doctor:yes
Doctor:you wont be able to know that
User:does stem cell theraphy helps to treat stroke?
Doctor:No
User:i have checked many you tube videos, which says that stoke can be treated by stem cell teheaphy?
User:hence need advice before procedding
Doctor:I am sorry
Doctor:I do not think stem cell therapy works for Stroke
Doctor:I have not come across medical literature proving the same
User:Ok
User:do we have any stem cell therephy specialists in helathcare magic?
Doctor:No,
User:what is the treatment for ischamic stroke?
Doctor:we do not have
User:we are giving the patient only two medicneins
User:1. modalert
User:2.ecosprin
Doctor:increasing blood flow
Doctor:the treatment seems right
Doctor:he can continue the same
User:it has been 6 months
Doctor:The management of ischemic stroke is mostly conservative
Doctor:What is his age?
User:58
Doctor:ok
Doctor:He seems to be on right medicine
Doctor:Is there any difficulties following the stroke?
User:No
User:but we have not seen any improvement
User:he has lost his memory and hardly speaks
User:and he is unable to walk
Doctor:I am sorry
Doctor:There seems like extensive damage to his brain
Doctor:Large and important areas of his brain seem to be affected
Doctor:He would gradually benefit from speech therapy and phsiotherapy
Doctor:This has to go on for a regular basis
Doctor:Hope you are following me
User:ok thanks for info
Doctor:pleasure
Doctor:Shall we end the chat now?
Doctor:it seems like you are done with the chat for now
Doctor:Let me close the chat window now
Doctor:Take care
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