FAQ - Basal Ganglia Hemorrhage
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"multiple lacunar infarcts in the left basal ganglia and parietal peri-insular cortex"?

plz tell me meaning of this line i gt in remarks during my mri scan of brain
wht is the problem? level of seriousness and treatment

multiple areas of tissue death due to lack of oxygen or blood supply in the basal ganglia and parietal peri-insular cortex(areas of brain), outcome is probable behavioural changes and seizures as well as motor control and learning dysfunctions.  (+ info)

what's the function of the neurotransmitters in the basal ganglia?

They are associated with a variety of functions: motor control, cognition, emotions and learning.
There are four types of neurotransmitters in the basal ganglia.
(1) the principal cells of the neostriatum, are inhibitory; they produce transmitter GABA.
(2) Dopamine is biosynthesized in the dopaminergic neurons, primarily in the substantia nigra pars compacta. Disruption in the biosynthesis or transmission of dopamine can lead to serious motor and cognitive deficits, such as occurs in Parkinson's disease.
(3)The globus pallidus contains an internal segment and an external segment. The internal segment projects to the thalamus, whereas the external segment projects to the subthalmic nucleus. In both cases, the major neurotransmitter is GABA.
(4)The neurons of the subthalmic nucleus use glutamate to excite neurons of the internal globus pallidus.  (+ info)

what is infarction of the right basal ganglia?

Basal ganglia are deep structures within the brain that regulate the initiation and control of movement. Parkinson's disease, where people are much slowed, is a problem with basal ganglia. As stated above "infarction of the right basal ganglia" means a stroke to that part of the brain. Hope that helps a bit, but do discuss this further with a neurologist who should be treating the person with the infarction.  (+ info)

I was recently told that I have a left basal ganglia infarct. But I lost my insurance. Any suggestions?

Hello I'm a 26 year old male. I do not drink, or smoke, nor have I ever done any of those two things. I recently went to the hospital because I passed out. While in the ER I was told that I have an old left basal ganglia infarct. After a few tests the doctors looked puzzled and said to me.

"Mr. Clay we have no idea while you passed out, nor do we know anything about the infarct."

I'm totally afraid, because I'm married and we have a 4 year old son. I don't know what to do. On top of all this I just lost my insurance so I won't be able to go back to the doctor until my new insurance kicks starts in 60 days.

Does anyone have any advice or know what could be causing this?

Please help..


Your basal ganglia infarct most likely had no effect on your loss of consciousness. The BG's role is primarily in movement, and if you aren't experiencing any type of movement disorder, I would not be too concerned at this time. Undetected infarcts are not that unusual.

Loss of consciousness can be caused by a number of things...from things that are life threatening, to things that are completely harmless.

Unless you have a history of chest pains, repeated loss of consciousness, a blood clotting disorder, diabetes, etc, I would not panic at this time.

I DO recommend you obtain a temporary insurance plan to cover you while you are waiting for your new policy to take effect. Temporary policies are relatively affordable and are really only mean to cover you for the short term while you are in between insurances. Unlike a catastrophic policy which only covers hospitalization and after a very large out of pocket cost, temporary insurance is pretty comparable to "normal" health insurance. ...I had it myself when I was on summer break when I was a college student....wound up in the hospital and having to have $5000 worth of tests as an outpatient...it was definetely worth the cost (back then was only $64 a month).

...I DO recommend you follow up with your physician before the 60 days...you'll just have to pay out of pocket....  (+ info)

define tiny lacunar infarct of left basal ganglia?

This is a radiologic read for seeing a very small stroke on a study like MRI or CT. Below are the definitions.

Lacunar infarcts are small deep infarcts (an area of dead cells from either a bleed or blockage of the artery - it is due to the tissue being starved from oxygen) with a maximum diameter of 1.5 cm and a volume of 0.2-3.4 cm3

The basal ganglia are a group of nuclei in the brain interconnected with the cerebral cortex, thalamus and brainstem. Mammalian basal ganglia are associated with a variety of functions: motor control, cognition, emotions and learning.

Here is a photo of the MRI (a thin slice through the center of the brain) - with an arrow pointing out the problem


I hope this helps.  (+ info)

what does this mean as my ct scan report reads -tiny too small well ill defined old infarcts in-basal ganglia?

is that of the brain?: i didnt quite get it.but do pranayam, it cures anything  (+ info)

what is a Lacunar Infarcat Left Basal Ganglia??...PLEASE ANSWER THIS QUESTION IF U KNOW!!(WILL GIVE 10 POINTS!

Lacunar infarcts are small areas of loss of brain cells due to blockage of a small blood vessel. Brain matter undergoes liquefaction and absorption, leaving a small cavity known as lacuna. Basal ganglia are the deep brain collections of grey matter (nerve cell bodies). Lacunar infarcts are common in hypertensive elderly individuals.  (+ info)

is amygdaloid nucleus consider as basal ganglia?

yes .... the caudate nucleus, putamen, globus pallidus, amygdala, and claustrum are all considered part of the basal ganglia.  (+ info)


If bleeding is not controlled, hemorrhage can lead to
A shock
B seizures
C fainting
D respiratory arrest

seizures  (+ info)


Can single use of (smoking)crack cocaine) cause a hemorrhage leading to death ??If not how long may the person have been using ?>>

Thank you for your help .

The person used often 20 years ago
Was 50 when they past away
Had been sober(drugs) for 20 years but did smoke tobacco and drink

If overdosed then it can be the cause of death, but I think it is an apoplexy. (50 y. o. is a "good" age for apoplexy)  (+ info)

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