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What causes sclerotic lesions in brain?

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Posted on Tue, 15 Dec 2015
Question: hello, we have been informed that a sclerotic lesion has been identified in the cortical region of the brain...can you give me.some.guidance in what this might be..what is it made of..can.you please assist with my enquiry..what can.i do to identify what it is actually is..
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (52 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Several possible causes. More information needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your query and understand your concerns.

Just this description of sclerotic brain lesion doesn't help too much in narrowing the most probable nature of the lesion.

It is important for me to know how this lesion was found, if you have neurologic symptoms or not, what imaging studies were done and the exact location.

There are several causes of brain sclerotic lesions, most worrisome are brain metastases from other organs such bones, lungs etc.

Other possibilities include calcification of a Meningioma, enlogation of benign osteoma of the skull and rarely lesion of white matter related to multiple sclerosis.

You can upload or write down the radiology report here, in order to understand better the nature of the lesion.

Awaiting for more information....,
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Follow up: Dr. Erion Spaho (59 minutes later)
cortex of the temporal lobe is the location..also could this be the result of posdible an old injury 9 months as some one who has suggested..I shall edeavour to provide further information whe it is available however could it be due to a head knock a months ago..
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Follow up.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back.

It is very unlikely that a sclerotic brain lesion to be caused by head injury, but it is not excluded as a possibility a 100 %.

Again, there is need for imaging studies results or views, in order to have a correct opinion about the nature of the lesion.

Take care.
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Follow up: Dr. Erion Spaho (48 hours later)
awaiting scan and report ..could this be the beta amayloid plaque you read about..
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Follow up.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back.

Amyloid beta is associated with Alzheimer disease, so, if there is strong evidence about Alzheimer's, then accumulated amyloid beta is one possible explanation.

However, imaging results are of paramount importance in your case.

Waiting for the results.

Greetings.
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What causes sclerotic lesions in brain?

Brief Answer: Several possible causes. More information needed. Detailed Answer: Hello and thanks for using HCM. I have read your query and understand your concerns. Just this description of sclerotic brain lesion doesn't help too much in narrowing the most probable nature of the lesion. It is important for me to know how this lesion was found, if you have neurologic symptoms or not, what imaging studies were done and the exact location. There are several causes of brain sclerotic lesions, most worrisome are brain metastases from other organs such bones, lungs etc. Other possibilities include calcification of a Meningioma, enlogation of benign osteoma of the skull and rarely lesion of white matter related to multiple sclerosis. You can upload or write down the radiology report here, in order to understand better the nature of the lesion. Awaiting for more information....,