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What is a brain lesion?

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Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015
Question: Can I get some information on brain lesion.
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Brain lesion applies to anything abnormal seen in the brain

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.

1. A brain lesion is a general term used for any abnormal appearance in the brain.

2. It can be due to any cause like congenital, infection or tumor.

3. Please send complete details of the CT or MRI scan brain if you have any and I will discuss it in complete detail.

Hope this answers your question. Please feel free to correct any oversight in my interpretation of your problems and discuss them in detail as per your requirements.

Hope your query is answered.
Do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
Dr.Vivek
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vivek Chail (5 minutes later)
Can I send you my mri report? I'm also wondering if the lesion is due to my mtbi (car accident).
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please upload MRI report copy or include details in your follow up query

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
Thanks for writing back with an update.

Please upload a copy of your MRI report following the mild traumatic brain injury or write the complete details of the report and send in a follow up query.

I will reply back at the earliest.

Regards,
Dr.Vivek
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vivek Chail (4 minutes later)
Let me know if you got my mri report. Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (49 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please use options below to send MRI report

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
Thanks for writing back with an update.

Sorry to inform that I have still not got your report. Please send your MRI report using the following options we have for you

(i) Write the contents of your MRI report in your query and send another follow up

(ii) Upload a pdf copy of the report to the space provided in your query

(iii) Email the MRI report to YYYY@YYYY and YYYY@YYYY and mention Attn Dr. Vivek Chail query Id 190848 in the subject line

Waiting to have a look at the MRI report.

Regards,
Dr.Vivek
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vivek Chail (8 minutes later)
Small solitary hyperintense lesion in the subcortical white matter of left temporal lobe. Nonspecific in appearance. This may represent changes secondary to migraines.
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Lesion in brain is not due to car accident

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
Thanks for writing back with an update.

1. The MRI finding shows a small area in the left temporal lobe white matter that is having an appearance that might be linked to either migraine headaches or minimal degenerative change and is usually a common finding in old age.

2. This is not due to your car accident and not a serious concern.

3. Please do not get worried about this finding if you do not have any significant neurological symptoms other than migraine.

Hope your query is answered.
Do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
Dr.Vivek
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vivek Chail (9 minutes later)
I only started getting headaches after the accident. 4 months ago. I am having headaches.sleep disturbance. Nausea. Emotional, depression. I was diagnosed with concussion syndrome. I'm on meds for headaches, and for sleeping. I am concerned the lesion is due to my head injury.
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please find details below

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
Thanks for writing back with an update.

1. If this was connected to your injury 4 months back then something would have been visible in the area if you got a CT scan done immediately after the accident.

2. I can have a look at any previous CT scan done at that time. In the absence of any findings in your first CT scan I am certain that this lesion has nothing to do with your injury.

3. In my experience, I regularly see such small hyperintense areas in the MRI scans of my patients and often they are present with out any apparent reason and therefore categorized as non specific as you radiologist has put it.

4. Your symptoms are likely to be due to the concussion injury. Emotional changes, mild depressive episodes and sleep disturbances can be associated to concussion syndrome.

5. Some patients recover from such symptoms under a month while rarely people might find it difficult to deal with their emotions for over 6 months. People who have had concussion injury in the past have a longer duration of recovery than anyone who has experienced the first concussion episode. Please avoid activities which cause a physical or mental strain and this will help you towards a faster recovery.

Hope your query is answered.
Do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
Dr.Vivek
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Follow up: Dr. Vivek Chail (5 minutes later)
Mri was just done last week. Accident XXXXXXX 4

I hope you are right. I assumed (lesion) injury. Damaged area.
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Hopefully symptoms should improve over next couple of months

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
Thanks for writing back with an update.

1. In my opinion let us give some more time to allow you complete recovery from the concussion injury.

2. Please keep a close watch on any increase or worsening of symptoms. Try to stay stress free and also keep away from strenuous physical activities which might worsen your symptoms. Sitting at the computer for long hours might also cause headaches associated with strain and delay recovery.

3. Hopefully your symptoms should improve over next couple of months with complete recovery. Should you have worsening and new symptoms over the next six months then a follow up MRI is advised towards the end of this year.

Wishing you a quick recovery

Hope your query is answered.
Do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
Dr.Vivek
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Follow up: Dr. Vivek Chail (9 minutes later)
Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome and thanks for sending in your query

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
Thanks for your feedback.

Thanks for accepting my reply and I am glad to get an opportunity to help you out with your query.

Wishing you a quick recovery.

If you have any health related queries and wish to have it answered by me then please quote "query Id 190848 Kind attn Dr.Vivek Chail" in your query and the moderators will direct the query to me. I will reply back at the earliest.

Regards,
Dr.Vivek
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What is a brain lesion?

Brief Answer: Brain lesion applies to anything abnormal seen in the brain Detailed Answer: Hi XXXX, Thanks for writing in to us. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. 1. A brain lesion is a general term used for any abnormal appearance in the brain. 2. It can be due to any cause like congenital, infection or tumor. 3. Please send complete details of the CT or MRI scan brain if you have any and I will discuss it in complete detail. Hope this answers your question. Please feel free to correct any oversight in my interpretation of your problems and discuss them in detail as per your requirements. Hope your query is answered. Do write back if you have any doubts. Regards, Dr.Vivek