Ct Scan Of Brain

CT (computed tomography) of the brain is a diagnostic method that uses X-rays to produce cross-sectional images of the brain. These images can also be used to form a three-dimensional image. It is commonly used to detect brain injury, brain bleed, blood clot, aneurysm, brain tumors, and other diseases of the brain and brain stem.

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I developed a painful lump at the back of my head after a fall. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, Two years ago, I had a fall from the bike, which resulted in bleeding from one of my ears and blood vomit. I was kept in ICU under observation for two days. After that incident, I had developed a small lump on the back of my head. It used to hurt a little when I touch. Since a few months,...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your symptoms. If the lump is getting bigger now, then it is very significant. The symptoms which you said, can be because of the brain fluid getting collected in the lump and so, less fluid in the skull. I would advise you to get a CT scan brain with very th...  Read Full »

My dad had a seizure-like attack after a DBS surgery. Can it be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, My father had undergone deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson's six months ago. I have been visiting his neurosurgeon to fine tune the stimulation. There have been significant changes post surgery. But, his speech is slurred when movements are alright and when speech is fine, h...  Read Full »


Dr. Devavrat Harihar Nene

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Parkinsonism is very rarely associated with seizures. If it was diagnosed to be epilepsy, I think he should be started on treatment for the same. I would suggest tablet Valproate 500 mg twice a day. Get an MRI brain done. For more information consult a neurologist ...  Read Full »

What to do for consistent left-sided headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from pain in my head on the left side for the past six months. I went to the hospital and consulted the doctor. He told me that I have migraines. I feel to have a sore head and I feel like something is pushing on the top of my head against the left side. I have numbness an...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and your symptoms are due to migraines. Another issue can be due to a sinus problem and I suggest it based on the description of your complaints. For this reason, I would recommend you to do a sinus X-ray to exclude a possible sinus infection and...  Read Full »

How is cerebral infarction due to an emotional event treated?

Query: Hi doctor, My 21 year old sister got cerebral infarction because she talked to father after 15 years and big emotions were involved. One of her pupils of the eye became larger and she could not see properly. Doctor has done CT and confirmed it was cerebral infarction. She is already fine for the mom...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you mention that your 21 year old sister had cerebral infarction, she needs a full evaluation to search etiology of stroke in a young age of 21 (young stroke). As you say, her one pupil became large and she could not see properly, such symptom may suggest involvemen...  Read Full »

Do pneumocephalus and frontal sinus fracture in CT scan require emergency treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother had a bike accident. The ER doctor recommends that we need a CT scan. We now have the results of the CT scan, and we consulted a Neurologist online about it. He suggests asking a Neurosurgeon because of the small fracture seen in his CT scan. Is his small fracture critical?...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Patil

Neuro Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the CT scan (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your brother has a head injury for which he needs hospitalization. CT scan shows a small EDH of thickness 5 mm, which also needs observation in the hospital. It also shows internal co...  Read Full »

Is my giddiness connected to CT diagnosis of mild cerebral atrophy?

Query: Hello doctor, CT scan report of the brain shows that I have cerebral atrophy. What does it mean, and what should I do? I need proper guidance and suggestion. I have giddiness, and the doctor informed me that I have a vertigo problem. I am feeling good. But regarding the CT scan reports, I need cl...  Read Full »


Dr. Gursimran

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to know regarding the symptoms. Mild Cerebral atrophy means that your brain size and volume is a little less as compared to others. Now it is a very subjective thing, and you need not worry about it. This is not related to your vertigo episode. Commenting upo...  Read Full »

Does getting hit at the back of the head cause major vision problems?

Query: Hello doctor, Tonight, I was doing sit ups in a group. It was a competition, so we were doing them very quickly. One person was doing them behind me and we did not realize we were in such close proximity and we banged the back of our heads together pretty hard. I am not sure exactly where I got a hi...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your question. If you have only localized pain that is a pain in the back of the head where you got hit, then nothing to worry about. You have not lost consciousness also and that is another sign that the hit was not a major one. Regarding loss of vision, tha...  Read Full »

Is my father's treatment being done properly?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is a 65 year old, slim and athletic body male. He did not have diabetes or any health issues in the past. He was a little unwell for about last one week. He had a slight fever for about three to four days, following which he only had some cough without any fever for two days....  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is possible to have such clinical picture after heavy chest infection in an elderly male (attachment removed to protect patient identity). But, a few things which do not fit into classic case scenarios of septic encephalopathy are he did not have continuous fever befo...  Read Full »

Am I receiving the right treatment for my headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a male of 31 years. I have suffered from migraines or headaches ever since I was a child. Recently, I was told that I have enlarged blood vessels in my brain and my neurologist has said they are tortuous vessels. I suffered a brain injury before eight months. I collapsed at home and...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. Regarding the first incident of brain injury, I understand that collection of blood was there following the skull fracture. I guess it was extradural hemorrhage. It it is not always necessary to perform surgery in such case...  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 »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

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 »

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