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Frontal lobe damage in the brain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a three year old grandson who has been diagnosed with an underdeveloped frontal lobe. his symptoms are: only in the last six months has started to walk poorly, he does not have any speaking skills just grunts.What if any remedies are available and if there are no remedies what quality of life may be expected for him and his parents and six year old sister ?
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Doctor :   The frontal lobes are involved in motor function, problem solving, spontaneity, memory, language, initiation, judgement, impulse control, and social and sexual behavior.
Doctor :   The frontal lobes are extremely vulnerable to injury due to their location at the front of the cranium, proximity to the sphenoid wing and their large size
Doctor :   Is it single side under developed or both sides?
User :   I do not know but diagnosis was by mor and doctor suggested that memory may not be seriously affected.
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Doctor :   The left frontal lobe is involved in controlling language related movement, whereas the right frontal lobe plays a role in non-verbal abilities.
Doctor :   As you said the language is in your kid is going to be poor
Doctor :   And judgement, behavior, impulse control, social inter action will be affetcted
Doctor :   There is Disturbance of motor function is typically characterized by loss of fine movements and strength of the arms, hands and fingers .
Doctor :   Do you follow the functions of frontal lobes?
Doctor :   Really, regarding the Remedies there are none
Doctor :   It is developmental
Doctor :   God gives
Doctor :   If there is deficiency man can not not do any thing
User :   Yes and disturbance of motor function as yoy mention is present what about remedies ?
Doctor :   Remedies spins around coping him with his skilss
Doctor :   Intellectual functions are effected . So what we can do? we have to assist in many actions.
Doctor :   He may not make right decision. You have to take the decision and and put him in the direction
Doctor :   Education may be effected.
Doctor :   What we can teach may be .. general living skills if the frontal lobes are grossly under developed
Doctor :   gross motor activity is good
Doctor :   But fine activity like writing skills, art, any skilled work will be effected.
Doctor :   Needs special training.
Doctor :   Other area of jeopardy is social interaction.: User :   As he now sometimes attcks other children coul he become a hazard to others around him as he gets older ?
Doctor :   Really tough to tell you from my side. But you can estimate. But the answer is Yes. He may be violent.
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   It may vary in intensity. Not all cases are uniform.
Doctor :   Perseverating on a response, risk taking, and non-compliance with rules, and impaired associated learning are a few examples of this type of deficit.
Doctor :   But these are extreme cases of studies.
User :   Thnak you and I now conclude
Doctor :   I am sorry to inform you
Doctor :   I am extremely sorry for sharing the info.
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