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.

Questions and answers on "Cerebral atrophy"

Hi my fatger inlaw 73 has been told he has cerebral atrophy has been blacking out for 1 year now how bad is it

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Cerebral atrophy is normal at that age.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your father in law's symptoms and findings.

Cerebral atrophy could be normal at his age. However, if he has memory impairment, then, we should exclude dementia.

Cause of...

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Sir,My wife MRI has mild senile cerebral atrophy.Will it be cured by medicines.What are after effects of this atropy.

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Brief Answer:
Nothing needs to be done about it.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on Health care magic.

The mentioned cerebral atrophy is a result of prolonged wear and tear, due to aging and cannot be reversed. Medicines will not help in 'curing' it. Not much after effects and you need not...

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Hi, My father recently got MRI scan and the report says diffuse in cerebral atrophy and there are no other abnormalities. He is aged 48, how should we go about this?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It is a normal finding as the age advances.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX runkani,
Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com.
I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist,here to answer your query.

Diffuse cerebral atrophy in MRI Brain is almost a universal finding in MRI of elderly...

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Can you explain the finding below for me, a 65 year old woman with a family history of Alzheimer's. I have been having memory issues which seemed to be worsening so I had a SPECT scan done (Dr. XXXXXXX Amen's clinic). I have also been diagnosed with major depressive order with anxiety. The Clinic doctor didn't even comment on the finding below, but after reading online about it, it's very concerning to me. I had a brain fMRI about 5 years for another issue and nothing was mentioned about cortical atrophy. I would appreciate another opinion as I'm pretty much into panic mode.

Thanks,
Linda


3: Evidence of cortical atrophy is noted. The most significant findings are the severely decreased activity in the Sylvian and longitudinal fissures that suggest early cortical atrophy and/or a brain injury.

Cortical atrophy may be seen in aging, as a result of trauma, anoxic events, vascular disease, strokes and chronic toxicity (alcohol, drugs, inhalants, toxic exposure, chronic hypoxia, metabolic diseases). Developmental disorders affecting neuronal migration in utero may also result in this appearance. Cortical atrophy is suspected if there is a decrease in activity in the region of the Sylvian fissures (lateral aspects of temporal lobes where the lobes touch the frontal and parietal cortices) as well as in the region of the longitudinal fissure (the line where the two cerebral hemispheres meet) - commonly at the frontal poles. In addition, there may be scalloping and evidence of proportionate ventricular enlargement. Disproportion between atrophy and ventricular enlargement may present in a number of conditions, some of which may be amenable to intervention, thus, ventricular enlargement greater than the degree of atrophy requires close clinical correlation and possible follow-up imaging with MRI.


doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Read below.

Detailed Answer:
I read your question carefully and I understand your concern. I am not sure whether the last paragraph came from you or was it an excerpt from a source you found on cerebral atrophy.

It would also be useful to know what other tests did you have, SPECT...

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Dear Doctor,

My father is 86 years old, for last 7 days he do not want to get up from bed & having fumbling and irrelevant talking.

Blood sugar is normal
Sodium & potassium level is normal
CT SCAN report is also fine.

Urine & Stool Normal
No problem of having food.

Doctor's could not diagnosis the actual cause.

Please help us.



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doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Most likely a minor brain stroke

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mr XXXXXXX

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your father's symptoms and investigation reports.

Based on that, the most likely diagnosis is a minor brain stroke (lack of blood supply to the brain). This can get missed...

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MY MOTHER IS 78 YEARS OLD, SHE HAD A LUMPACTOMY ON 8/9 WHICH WAS NOT HEALING WELL AND HAD TO GET A WOUND VAC. THEN ON 9/2 SHE HAD TO HAVE HER DEFIBULATOR MOVED THE LEFT SIDE TO THE RIGHT SIDE FOR RADIATION TREATMENTS. ON 9/28 I TOOK HER TO THE ER BECAUSE SHE WAS HAVING A GOOD AMOUNT OF CONFUSION. SINCE THEN SHE IS NOW HAVING ALMOST TOTAL CONFUSION AND DELIRIUM. THEY HAVE PERFORMED ALL THE TEST THEY CAN THINK OF WITH NO ANSWERS. HELP

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Possible causes and need some information

Detailed Answer:
Hi Ronni4649, thanks for asking from HCM.


I can understand your concern. Your mother is having few issues which are lumpectomy, radiation treatment and cardiac disease (using defibrillator). Confusion and delirium in such...

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Sir,
My MIR report showing:-
1)Mild diffuse cerebral atrophy.
2)Left sphenoid and bilateral ethmoidal sinusitis noted.

I want to know what this all about and is there is any danger.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
What are your symptoms?

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com.
I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist,here to answer your query.

Diffuse cerebral atrophy is common as the age increases. Your's being mild diffuse cerebral atrophy is probably age related and...

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What is DIFFUSE CEREBRAL ATROPHY and DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE WITH CERVICAL SPINE.
What is the correlation between the above 2 issues.
What are the treatment and prevention procedures for cure?
After the MRI reports came yesterday, they have done the below blood tests:
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
CBC+P/S+R.C.Counter+ESR
AntiDS DNA
Vacutainer charges
Antinuclear antibodies

The reports have not come yet.

Please let me know what might be the problem, and what should we do next?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Reports to be attached when available

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Diffuse cerebral atrophy at this age is unlikely.
Disc disease and degeneration is also age related or due to injury.
Disc prolapse will improve with...

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Hello, I have just been diagnosed with Global cerebral atrophy, just wondering how long can i expet
to live ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It does’t affect life expectancy!Hi and thank you so much for this query.

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this diagnosis and all the inconveniences this has caused you. Obviously you are concerned and rightly so. Global cerebral atrophy...

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My wife is 67 y.o., she several years ago she was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, PTSD, Anxiety Disorder with Panic. A history of child abuse and sexual abuse as a young child. She has chronic kidney disease not requiring treatment, and she has a hypo-thyroid condition. IN May, 2014, she had a physician give a memory test with indications of memory loss. A CT scan showed "Gray-white matter differentiation is maintained. The ventricles, cisterns and sulci are symmetric. There in minimal diffuse parenchymal volume loss and some minimal decrease attenuation of the priventriculare white matter. This is nonspecific, although most likely due to some mild chronic microvascular ischemic change " During that summer, her behaviors became more difficult, memory problems, agitated, confusion, and up at night requiring supervision. In mid August she was hospitalized. A psychiatrist told us it was a rapid form of dementia. In late September another CT scan showed: "The ventricles and the suarachnoid spaces are diffusely pominent. No other intra or extraaxial lesions are seen. No hemorrhage. The bony calvarium in normal. Impression: Diffuse cerebral atrophy. Otherwise unremarkable. A physician diagnosed her with Rapidly progressing dementia. My wife has had severe hearing loss since childhood. My question is: given her history of depression, PTSD, hypothyroid, and severe hearing loss. Should I be doubting her diagnosis of rapidly progressing dementia? Should I be seeking more evaluation? She has been seen by two psychiatrists, as well as her PCP, she has also been placed in a dementia ward as of September. Am I just in denial?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Rapid dementia

Detailed Answer:
Hello, thanks for asking from Health Care Magic
I have read the question and can understand your concern.

She is 67 years old and has history of Major depressive disorder, PTSD, Anxiety and Panic disorder. She also has hypothyroid, chronic kidney...

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Recent questions on  Cerebral atrophy

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What home or over the counter remedy s are there for cerebral atrophy? My husbands suffers from cerebral atrophy and we have no health insurance, therefore we can not afford to go to the Dr s at all! He was diagnosed back in 2003 thru the ER with mild cerebral atrophy....but it is 9 years later and I can see the difference in him, as his wife of course would. He is 32 years of age...is there anything over the counter that would help his condition?

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MY MOTHER IS 78 YEARS OLD, SHE HAD A LUMPACTOMY ON 8/9 WHICH WAS NOT HEALING WELL AND HAD TO GET A WOUND VAC. THEN ON 9/2 SHE HAD TO HAVE HER DEFIBULATOR MOVED THE LEFT SIDE TO THE RIGHT SIDE FOR RADIATION TREATMENTS. ON 9/28 I TOOK HER TO THE ER...

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Recently I had a MRI with and w/o contrast of the pituitary due to increase in prolactin level.l'm a w\m age 67.Report was fine no tumors but did list severe atrophy as part of Dx. What could radiologist have meant by this.

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My dad's(69 yrs) CT of the brain says:

NECT Brain and orbit study reveals:

Few lacunar infarcts in bilateral gangliocapsular regions.

Generalized cerebral atrophy with periventricular chronic ischemic changes.

What does it mean? is it a cause to worry?

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My mother is diabetic from past 25 years. Now she is having multiple problems including CRF, cerebral atrophy, facial stroke , thrombosis etc. from two days she is given injectables of decadron. From two days her bp is not normal it is on higher side. She was also given clexane injection. Do u think bp rise is because of decadron. For how long decadron should be given. She was suffering severe headache as well.

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