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FAQ - Leukomalacia, Periventricular
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How common is periventricular leukomalacia in babies that were born full term?


My son, who is two has been diagnosed and it just seems like there is very little info on this condition.
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Almost NIL.

PVL occurs most commonly in premature infants born at less than 32 weeks' gestation and less than 1500 g birth weight. Most infants have a history of cardiorespiratory problems, such as respiratory distress syndrome or pneumonia, in association with hypotension or patent ductus arteriosus.  (+ info)

does any one else have a kid with Periventricular leukomalacia?


my son was born with it. he is 3 now. i was wondering what will happen to him as he gets older?
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You need to have a consultation with a pediatric neurologist or with a pediatric rehabilitation specialist with special interest in care of former premies. There are varying degrees of periventricular leukomalacia, and without seeing the head ultrasound or other imaging studies, you cannot give a reasonable opinion. Actually, even with these studies, it is often difficult to give a long term prognosis.

The sad, inescapable fact is, many such infants have cerebral palsy and visual problems. I hope your infant is one of the luckier ones.  (+ info)

Does anyone have a child with PVL (periventricular leukomalacia) or Cerebral Palsy?


My 10 month old has just been diagnosed. I was wondering how other parents handle the shock of it all?
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my sisters son has cerebral palsy . god gives these special children only to the strong ones ! her son is 13 & she does very good with him & you will too ! good luck & may god bless you !  (+ info)

what is periventricular leukomalacia disease?


medical question
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PVL~A death in a gray matter in the brain, with a higher risk in premature infants. Commonly causes cerebral palsy and seizure disorder (epilepsy)

Other symptoms include: visual impairment, problem with organ functions, and low heart rate.

Diagnosed by ultrasound (on severe damage) and MRI.

No treatment available at the moment other than physical therapy (for patient with muscle tone deficits)

Prognosis depends on the severity of the disease.

~hope this helped :)  (+ info)

I had a CT scan done of my brain and it state that there is hypodensities in the periventricular region what?


does that mean, also I have a lesion within the right periventricular white matter , what does that mean.
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"infarct left posterior periventricular region" this is a report of CT SCAN report of brain. What's itmeant 4?


Also the report mentioned that "2.63 x 2.45 cm hypodensity is seen in left postrior periventricular region"
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This means the patient had a stroke located in the left rear peri (around) ventricular region of the brain. The hypodensity noted is probably the damage from the stroke. If so, the area damaged was slightly larger than 1 inch around - a huge amount of damage. I'm very sorry.  (+ info)

What is chronic microangiopathic disease and prominent periventricular?


Recently had a MRI results were Mild atrophy with fairly prominentperiventricular and subcortical nonspecific white matter changes .Chronic. What odes this mean?
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Mild atrophy - the brain is slightly shrunken compared with the "normal" appearance of a 20 or 30 year old brain. If you are in your 50s or above, mild atrophy is pretty much normal, and if you're in your 70s or above it's very good! (most of them have "moderate to severe atrophy.")

Periventricular and subcortical nonspecific white matter changes - is a common neuroradiology phrase on MRI. It means there are tiny blips of high signal in the white matter (nerve fiber tracts - as opposed to the grey matter which are the "bodies" of the nerve cells), which indicate there has been some damage or tissue loss there. They are "nonspecific" because they are *not* caused by known pathologies like multiple sclerosis, HIV, "mad cow", or other infections. The accepted explanation is that they are caused by tiny areas of insufficient blood supply - like very very tiny strokes. Again, this is a common finding in scans on older people; however, if it gets severe, it may produce dementia.

Chronic microangiopathic disease - this means problems with the tiny blood vessels (micro = small, angio = blood vessel, path/pathology = diseased) that is chronic (long-standing) as opposed to acute (like in a sudden stroke). This is common as we age - the tiny blood vessels get a bit stiff, crackly, sometimes blocked. As a result, the deeper areas that they supply don't get enough blood and some of the white matter is damaged, leading to overall brain shrinkage.

This is not a particularly worrying report (depending on age.) However, if you are a smoker, or have high blood pressure, and/or have other risk factors for stroke (family history, personal history of heart or peripheral blood vessel disease, high cholesterol) you should see a doctor for advice about improving your lifestyle.  (+ info)

What is non-specific periventricular white brain matter disease ?


I can not seem to get the doctors to tell if it's anything to worry about or not
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"Non-specific" is a term usually used by doctors when they have no idea what the person has, and no idea what to do about it. If the doctor had a clue, he would have assigned a real label to it. Go find a better doctor.  (+ info)

In a toddler, what does an increase in CK of 251 in Sept to 500something in Dec mean?


My son is now 18 months old and has been diagnosed with Periventricular Leukomalacia. His ped suggested that the 251 level in Sept might be a lab error. His neurologist last week wanted labs redone to check for metabolic disorders. His CK is now 500something, and I was told more tests need to be performed. I am a worry wort, but should I be worrying? What does this mean?
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Increased CK (creatine Kinese) readings generally means increased muscle damage.  (+ info)

i had MRI and it shows"UBO,s are seen in periventricular frontal sulci cortical region" ahat dose it mean


I had an operatin on my brain , 4 months ego for tumor and I had new MRI ,the report of MRI says everything is normal,and only UBO,s are seen in periventricular frontal sulci cortical region / S6. I don,t know what doe,s it mean.
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UBO means:

Unidentified Bright Object - something which shouldn't be there has shown up on your scan. Message me.  (+ info)

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