Occipital lobe

What is Occipital lobe?

Occipital lobe is one of the lobes of brain. It is present at the back side of the cerebral hemispheres. It controls the vision. Other lobes are frontal, temporal and parietal.

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Hi, I m a high-school student taking Human Anatomy & Physiology and I have a question dealing with brain damage to the Occipital Lobe. Can the injured suffer from symptoms like hallucinations and speaking impairments if a large Occipital hemorrhage is subsequent in the Occipital Lobe due to severe trauma from a car crash?
Welcome to HCM
Are you a medical student?
Then you will learn about it in third and fourth year.
It is possible to have hallucinations if there is injury if there is occiputal injury.
But that is just one possibility.
There is so many other possibilities like nerve damage etc
Because he met...
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ok i have results from an mri i had done and it states :there is a small focus of diffusion abnormality in the anterior right thalamus consistent with acute ischemia. There is chrinic infarct in the left mesial temporal lobe extending into the left thalamus and cerebral peduncle and left occipital lobe. The left hippocampal formation is dimunitive in size most likely secondary to chronic cortical infarct in the right occipital lobe t2 signal abnormalities in the subcortical and XXXXXXX white matter of the fromtal parietal and occipital lobes are most suggestive of chronic past ischemic demyelination /small vessel disease. There is no evidence of intracranial hemmorage or significant mass effect. There is an approximately 1.3 cm homogeneously enhancing mass in the right posterior fossa consistent with a small meningioma. Flow void iss demonstrated within the major intracranial vessels ventricular size is concordant with the degree of atrophy/volume loss. the extracranial structures and crainiocervical junction are unremarkable in appearance. i also am vitamin b12 deficient

Thanks for the query

It looks like you are suffering from ischemic changes of the brain. Since it is in several areas I suggest you get a Doppler cv done.
You will need to be on blood thinners like ecosprin and clopilet along with atorvastatin. Be on regular follow ups with the neurologist...
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My Infant MRI shows "Areas of cystic Encephalomalacia and T2 hyperintensities with paucity of deep periventricular white mater involving the bilateral fronto-parieto-occipital lobe with mild exvacuo dilatation of bilateral lateral ventricle -sequele of old hypoxic ischemic injury in the preterm neonate"...

Please explain what does mean.
Brief Answer:
Changes are due to ischemic changes in newborn.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing to XXXXXXX

Areas of cystic Encephalomalacia and T2 hyperintensities with paucity of deep periventricular white mater involving the bilateral fronto-parieto-occipital lobe with mild exvacuo...
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I slipped on ice this am onto concrete hitting my occipital lobe. No excessive dripping bleeding, just blood on my hand if I touched site. No change in pupils, no other symptoms except slight headache maybe five hrs after fall and again maybe 8 hrs after fall. Could that just be from stress, I hope.

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your symptoms and wish to reassure you that they are suggestive of mild head injury and there is no need to worry.

Yes, possibly stress is the cause of your headache; in addition, fall could be partly responsible.

If pain is more, you can take...
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my daughter has a cavernoma in her occipital lobe. She had a fit when she was three, and I insisted her to have a MRI when she fainted twice, some months ago (she is now 21) because there are other 3 members of my family with cavernomas. Hers is syntomatic as she gets to see lights, spots when she is tired. After the fainting she saw those lights for almost a month. Her neurologist said that its cavernoma is asyntomatic, which obviously is not. We did not received further advised about lifestyle or medication, wheareas my niece (31) has been advised to avoid certain sports, has been medicated. She is planning to go to Peru, can altitude affect her condition?

Welcome on Healthcaremagic!

I read carefully your question and understand your concern.
You should know that there are not many studies, regarding the altitude and cavernoma.
But, the differences in atmospheric pressure can lead to headaches and increased risk for bleeding or seizures....
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Just curious, the last few days I get light headed when I stand up from bending over, and the back of my head sometimes (occipital lobe) feels tingling like numb, I do have a sinus infection, on an antibiotic, also just finished my mensturaul like a a few dayss ago
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Sinus infections can be associated with a disturbance in balance and would definitely contribute to the light headed sensation you are having.

Disturbance in metabolism and electrolytes can occur with infection and would contribute to the numbness that you...
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i am XXXXXXX from XXXXXXX XXXXXXX my mother aged 64years underwent MRI Scan recently and diagnosed with accute infracts in left medial temporal lobe, occipital lobe, posterolateral thalamus, adjacent posterior corpus collasum. Multifocal lacunar infracts in left cerebellar hemispher, pons, bilateral thalami, ganglio-capsular, pericentricular, corona radiata and centrum semiovale regions. punctate micro haemorrhages in left cerebellar hemisphere, pons and bilateral thalami regions. please suggest the medicines for this and also explain what this it indicates
Brief Answer:
Recent and old changes in brain mostly due to deficient blood supply.

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

I have read through your query in detail.
Please find the MRI scan report details explained below.

1. Acute infarcts in left medial temporal lobe,...
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42 y/o female. non-smoker, healthy although suffered a stroke 4 years ago due to blood clot and a PFO. Recently had some vision problems with vertical lines appearing in my vision for about 10 minutes. Am also experiencing a very heavy feeling in the back of my head when I bend over. Scheduled for a MRI, but is the head pressure something to be concerned with?

Thanks for the query,

I understand your concern

The possibilities of this vison problem could be due to n intermittent poor blood supply to the eyes or even some seizure like activity in the occipital lobe (situated in the back side of the brain). Your MRI will guide us better to deal your...
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I have been diagnosed with autonomic epilepsy right temporo occipital lobe. Triggers are heat, exhaustion, tiredness, alcohol and intercourse. I feel like I am the only person in the world going through this. It has been going on for two years. I have severe nausea, rapid heart beat etc during seizures and after the aura they start during sleep most of the time and continue on and off all night. I am using Keppra but the seizures are not under control. I also have severe anemia and had Graves last year. Is there anything I can do?
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This may not be seizure but this could be hysteric attack and if I would be your doctor then I would treat this symptoms with the following drug. 1) Tab Lorazepam initially 1 mg at bed time, before initiating I would ask for certain test like EKG, X-ray chest, CT brain, if you...
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