Cerebral atrophy

What is Cerebral atrophy?

It is a condition when there is decrease in brain volume due to numerous conditions most common due to ageing. Other secondary conditions are dementia, hydrocephalous, ischaemia etc.

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Hi! I am XXXXXXX Ghosh. Age 35. I am suffering from vestibular disease for last 1 & half years. on the year 2012 one CT scan of my brain showed cerebral/cerebellar atrophy. That time i was having problem in speaking, walking. severe nausea was there. later i checked up with a neuro hospital. there they did an MRI of brain and denied the previous report of cerebral atrophy. then i was detected with vestibular problem. from then i was suffering from the disease. Recently at Christian Medical College, Vellore my MRI of brain shows mild atrophic changes with ventricular prominence. what should i do? Whom will i believe
Brief Answer:
You should contact good radiologist and ENT

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for wirting to XXXXXXX

I think findings of atropy is right.
It has very clear cut findings in the form of prominent gyri and sulci with prominent ventricles.
It can't be missed,but it is bit early in your case...
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This is the case history of my 5 year old son Aayush who is suffering from some neurological problem. Since I am in a remote area where proper medical facility in this specialized area is not available that’s why I m sending you this mail and seek your valuable suggestion and guidance.

On 15/12/2010a seizure attach was observed with my son while he was in school .i immediately contact with a pediatrician, after first aid he recommended CT SCAN & EEG test.
CT SAN was normal while EEG was abnormal. (Reports are attached herewith). He recommended two medicine as sodium valproate oral solution 200mg(5ml) and liv 52 (2.5ml). these two medicines are continuously being fed to him since then.
But again on 27/05/2011 a seizure attach was observed in his attach his right side hand was vibrating and after even normalizing from attack his right hand & leg was inactive for at least 30 minutes. My doctor recommended MRI BRAIN test.
which shows that there are mild DIFFUSE CEREBRAL ATROPHY.
After counseling with my son , doctor says that he is not very sure that this is the case of DIFFUSE CEREBRAL ATROPHY. But he recommended following medicine as sodium valproate oral solution 200mg(7.5ml) and liv 52 (2.5ml) and MENTAT ( 5ml Himalaya drug company )
My son is an average student of UKG of a CBSE board school. He is having some speaking problem specially grammatically he is not too much interested in studying but when anybody sit with him he is ready to learn
Actually he was a premature borned baby and was very weak since birth (Present wt 12 kg. at the time of birth 1.65 kg) so hr was kept in close watch he is social with all near and dear only.
I need your help
1—In recognizing that my son is suffering with DIFFUSE CEREBRAL ATROPHY
2—is there some other test which conform that he is actually suffering from DIFFUSE CEREBRAL ATROPHY
3—if he is suffering from DIFFUSE CEREBRAL ATROPHY, what is its cure?
4--- the medicine being given to him is just enough ?
5—what behavioral and psychological recommendations are for him?
6—the precaution in their eating habits ?
Please help me I am actually depressed and confused over it.

Thanks for the query.

Firstly your baby was born premature and weak since birth.

This is the reason for brain to be small and it will pick up slowly as the baby grows.

This is seen on MRI as diffuse cerebral atrophy. Sometimes people with small brain can have seizures.

The baby is having...
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Just had a Brain and Brain stem MRI w/wo contrast. Unsteady gait and episodes of vertigo. Results showed Mild diffuse cerebral atrophy and microvascular ischemic changes of the pons. In layman terms, what does this mean? Thanks. I'm a 63 year old female.
Thanks for your query.

I appreciate your efforts for medical consultation in so much distress.

Important aspects of your query are:
•     63 year old female
•     Known case of hypertension and high cholesterol
•     Currently on sertaline and multiple anti hypertensives
•     MRI showing diffuse cerebral atrophy...
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Just wrote to u. I'm fifty and just diagnosed with generalized brain atrophy maybe cerebral I forgot
How long do I have to live?
Why didn't my dr give me meds to help this?
How do I know hod old my brain really is?
Pls help as I get no answers
thanks for the query

Brain atrophy is a condition that involves a reduction in the size of the brain. It is generalized when its a reduction in the size of the whole brain.

Brain atrophy is caused by several conditions . Common possible causes of brain atrophy include; epilepsy, traumatic...
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I have been told I have cerebral atrophy what does this mean for my life

As you might have been informed by your doctors, Cerebral Atrophy involves loss of neurons (nerve cells) in the brain. This loss is usually gradual over time. The various symptoms of Cerebral Atrophy appear over time.

Depending upon the cause of the atrophy the treatments are focused...
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Dear Sir, My father's(Age-68) CT Scan report says that - 1.evidence of of well defined small hypodense in lesions in both external capsules. Suggestive of lacunar infracts.2.Evidence of generalise cerebral atropy in the form of dilation of ventricular systems and prominence of cysternal and culcal space. Opinion 1. Lacunar infract in above mention site. 2. Mild generalised cerebral atrophy 3. Age related ischmatic changes Taking medicine : Tab-Pyrament-800,Citinova-500,Syp-Nurokind -10 Please help.He is paralysed below from the waist.Not able to walk.Memory loss and not able to speak very clearly.No such improvement and already more than two months with the same condition. His muscles(thigh and leg) are weakening day by day. Please suggest some medicine to cure this.
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My reply is below.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for posting your query.

It is unfortunate that your father is paralysed for past two months, and he has not improved much.

I have noted the CT brain findings, and they can not explain his current symptoms fully. Lacunar infarcts mean...
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I am 33 yr old male suffering from bipolar disorder for the last 9yrs. My medications for the same are Depokate and Sizodon. Recently I had a fall following which I had a CT Scan done. The report says Diffuse Cerebral Atrophy. I also have a MRI done 10 months ago which says Mild Cerebral Atrophy.
Is the report normal or abnormal? If abnormal is the condition fatal?

Thanks for writing in.

Diffuse cerebral atrophy at this age of 33 yr is not normal. Usually as we start aging (>50yr) our cerebrum (brain) goes for atrophy. Mostly it is associated with memory disturbances, mood disorders, seizure disorders etc. In your case, it is the bipolar disorder...
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Hi my mother has been on fosamax for 4-5 years(at least).She has alzheimers which is progressing quite rapidly at the moment.
I`ve been told this is because the "arteries" to her brain are calcifying + consequently becoming blocked .I wonder
if the fosamax could be worstening the problem.She is almost 90yrs old + if fosamax is an issue I wonder about stopping the fosamax. Obviously this would be a "which is the lesser of the 2 evils"issue.She is in excellent physical shape for her age + when outdoors I always take her arm perhaps the calcium is the problem . regards + thanks Robin
Brief Answer:
Fosamax is not the cause for Alzheimer's

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for posting your query.

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a degenerative disease, which occurs in older people, due to loss of cholinergic (acetylcholine producing) neurons in brain. Cerebral atrophy occurs in...
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This is regarding my SON who is now 4 years of age. & weight is 19 KG.
He cannot walk and stand at all and his speech is also not good as per his Age.
He never tells for Urine & Stool also, He released without informing OR telling anybody.
Initially he started walking & standing properly with rare falling (1%) from Age of 1 year to 2.5 Years.
Since last 1.5 years there are lot regressions in his walking & standing capacity.
There are no changes OR regressions in his speech & its consistent even not much improved.
There are lots of medical examinations done by “Sir Ganaga XXXXXXX Hospitals-New Delhi” & “All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi”.
Recently doctors diagnosed “one problem” in latest MRI (Apr.2012) "Diffuse Cerebellar Atrophy" and also doctors suspecting "Axonal Neuropathy", not yet to complete their diagnosis.
Tests like “IsoElectroFocussing of Serum Sialotransferrins” - CDG, Vitamin B12 Level (Level – 300 normal range 200 to 900), TMS, GCMS are Normal.
Recently he has been given 4 doses (1000 Mcg) of VitaminB12 Injections also BUT no results OR Improvements at all.

I am completely disappointed with his situation now and turning towards lot of negative thoughts also.

Is there any one in this world of genius doctors and specialists who can help and suggest something for my son.
What is this problem?
How can we help him to stand at least OR in Urine/stool?
What is the root cause of “Diffuse Cerebellar Atrophy" ??
Are there any solution OR can we help to prevent this problem etc ??.

Below are the list of Medical Examinations already done and most of all are normal.
19.01.2012_AIIMS_ Nerve_Conduction_Study _Test
15.04.2012_AIIMS_ Nerve_Conduction_Study _Test

Thanks a lot for all your help and support.

Best Regards

Thanks for the query

From the details provided to me I feel child is probably suffering from progressive neurological disease in view of regression of mile stones, speech arrest, diffuse cerebral atrophy and associated axonal peripheral neuropathy. However it difficult for me to give name...
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