Any area of injury or disease within the brain is called a brain lesion. The common causes of brain lesions are brain aneurysms, brain tumors, epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and traumatic brain injury. Headaches, neck stiffness, nausea, vomiting, memory loss, vision problems, fever, and seizures are common symptoms seen in several types of brain lesions.
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I am a 33-year-old male, and the left side of my body feels weak compared to the right. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old male suffering from weak nerves and tickling sensations in the left side of the head, hand, and leg. My head feels heavy, and I also suffer from migraine and muscle weakness. I have a dust allergy and knee pain, also. My main problem is that the left side of my body... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms could be related to an allergic reaction or a metabolic disorder. But the fact that you feel weakness in the left side of the body could be related to a brain lesion or malformation. For this reason, I recommend performing a brain MRI (magnetic resona... Read Full »
What tests are to be taken to confirm a hypodense lesion of the brain revealed in CT?
Query: Hi doctor, Last month the patient's issue started. I need an opinion for a plain CT study of the brain that reveals a hypodense lesion in the right parietal region with perilesional edema and mass effect as per the report. Is it a neoplastic pathology or granulomatous lesion, or does it need a clini... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In your query, you have not mentioned the symptoms of the patient. 1. As per the attached reports (the attachments are removed to proect the patient's identity) of CT (computed tomography) or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain - there are multiple lesions on the... Read Full »
Can an arachnoid cyst be cured with medicines?
Query: Hello doctor, My friend had giddiness, so he got an MRI scan. The report showed a well-defined cyst in the posterior fossa, dorsal to the cerebellum. It is an arachnoid cyst. It also states bilateral AICA lying at the level of the internal auditory canal without entering the meatus. Type 1 AICA vas... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Arachnoid cyst is CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) filled cyst within the brain, which is usually asymptomatic. But if the size is large, it can cause symptoms by pressure effect. A cyst cannot be cured by medicine. If treatment is needed, it is by surgery only. Alcoho... Read Full »
What medications should I take to shrink the lesion that I have in my brain due to brain tuberculoma?
Query: Hello doctor, I have disseminated tuberculosis with brain tuberculoma. I experienced a severe episode two months ago. I am using the AKT-4 kit. I underwent a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan after two months. The scan reports suggested that the lesion is still there. What medication should I ta... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the reports attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), I can see a significant reduction in inflammation of the brain. I suggest you do some relaxation exercises regularly and go for walks to get pure oxygen. Eat healthy and home-cooked foo... Read Full »
Could you please tell me what is the lesion in my clivus from MRI reports?
Query: Hi doctor,Could you tell me what is the lesion in my clivus or the spot near my cerebellum? My current symptoms are pain, instability, confusion, difficulty in concentrating, thinking and personality changes. I do not know if there is a relation with the lesion in the clivus, or the borrelia infecti... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Chronic neuroborreliosis can present with an intracranial space-occupying lesion that mimics tumors. This also looks like a chronic borrelial lesion to me, provided serology is positive for Bo... Read Full »
Can lesionectomy surgery cure the small lesions on my frontal lobes?
Query: Hello doctor,I have two small lesions on my frontal lobes. I read lesionectomy surgery is possible using a laser to burn the lesions. What are your thoughts? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know details about your symptoms and also would like to see images showing those lesions and their radiological report. Is the diagnosis about those lesions confirmed on neuroimaging or still doubtful about the etiology of those lesions? Burning brain... Read Full »
What could cause occasional instability in walking with tinnitus and nausea?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 59-year-old female. I have occasional instability when walking, pressure in the left half of the head, headache, constipation and tinnitus, and occasional nausea. I recently made medical tests, and I have attached it. I am not taking any medication at the moment. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unfortunately, I cannot access your test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Could you please upload them as images? Regarding your concern, your symptoms could be related to different possible causes: 1. Lot of stress. 2. Ne... Read Full »
Kindly interpret my relative's MRI and guide us.
Query: Hello doctor, This is regarding my relative. My relative had a seizure attack and fits before a year. We consulted a doctor and started medicine. During the course, the patient reported some slight pain in his head. A week later he started complaining of severe headache with vomiting. So, a CT scan ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The functional MRI and tractography reports are enclosed (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and it reads that it is a known case of tumor. However, the tumor in the right parietal lobe, which is the non-dominant part of the brain, can be treated with surgery... Read Full »
Please give me your opinion regarding my CT scan.
Query: Hi doctor, One year ago, the patient had seizure and fits. I have attached the preliminary observation report, which was done by a neurologist. Then, we started the medication as per the prescription. During the course, the patient reported intermittent light headache. A week before, the patient had... Read Full »
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. The latest CT scan done shows a mass lesion in the right parietal lobe. To find out the nature of this mass and to decide the course of treatment, we need to do an MRI. If... Read Full »
What is the correlation between scattered white matter lesion and multiple sclerosis?
Query: Hello doctor, The radiologist stated scattered white matter lesions but does not tell the location, or size. They state as unsure etiology or clinical significance. The ordering physician suspects MS due to symptoms like disorientation, incontinence, and body pain. If the radiologist suspected MS ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The few scattered white matter lesions could mean that there are areas in the white matter of brain which are seen as small pinhead size on T2 and flair sequence. This is commonly from small vessel ischemic changes and is seen usually in older age and slightly uncommon ... Read Full »