Seizure disorders patients brain tumors

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Avatar f tn Several common industrial chemicals, including vinyl chloride and acrylonitrile, can cause brain tumors in laboratory rats. Vinyl chloride is the main building block of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic, while acrylonitrile is used in the manufacture of numerous polymers and synthetic rubbers. Workers in the petrochemical industry and, specifically, in the production of polymers (such as PVC or acrylonitrile-based polymers), had an elevated risk of brain lesions/tumor.
Avatar n tn EEG is used to help diagnose the presence and type of seizure disorders, to look for causes of confusion, and to evaluate head injuries, tumors, infections, degenerative diseases, and metabolic disturbances that affect the brain. It is also used to evaluate sleep disorders and to investigate periods of unconsciousness. The EEG may be done to confirm brain death in a comatose patient. An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a test that records the electrical activity of the heart.
Avatar f tn This sign is common in young children, in persons with slow growing tumors, with tumors in the posterior fossa, and in older patients. As IICP increases, prompt treatment is required to avoid serious consequences. If you or your loved one is experiencing vision changes, severe/sudden-onset personality changes, vomiting, or severe head pains, please seek emergency medical assistance. This web site, and/or the ABTA staff, do not provide medical advice.
Avatar f tn Secondary headache disorders are due to an underlying problem, there are many many causes but some include medication side effects, systemic illness, nervous system infection, tumors, bleeds in the brain or clots in the veins of the brain, and others. Imaging of the brain, with an MRI, to exclude secondary causes of headache. If a primary headache disorder (such as migraine or tension headaches) are diagnosed, they are usually easily treatable with appropriate medications.
Avatar f tn Secondary headache disorders are due to an underlying problem, there are many many causes but some include medication side effects, systemic illness, nervous system infection, tumors, bleeds in the brain or clots in the veins of the brain, and others. In the setting of a normal MRI, a secondary cause of headaches become less likely. Primary headache disorders are much more common than secondary ones. There are several primary headache disorders, migraine being one of the most common.
Avatar n tn Although one manufacturer states that peak plasma concentrations may be higher with chewable tablets than with conventional tablets, a crossover study employing this manufacturer's tablets in adults with seizure disorders showed no such difference.
Avatar n tn Arachnoid cysts are cerebrospinal fluid-filled sacs that are located between the brain or spinal cord and the arachnoid membrane, one of the three membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. Primary arachnoid cysts are present at birth and are the result of developmental abnormalities in the brain and spinal cord that arise during the early weeks of gestation.
Avatar n tn Myoclonus may develop in response to infection, head or spinal cord injury, stroke, brain tumors, kidney or liver failure, lipid storage disease, chemical or drug poisoning, or other disorders. Prolonged oxygen deprivation to the brain, called hypoxia, may result in posthypoxic myoclonus. Myoclonus can occur by itself, but most often it is one of several symptoms associated with a wide variety of nervous system disorders.
Avatar f tn They access your pineal region from beneath the brain, so they do not affect your brain at all. It sounds like a scary procedure but is actually straightforward for a good brain neurosurgeon. The surgeon essentially inserts a microscopic endoscope that magnifies the area by 50x and uses a navigation system to get him there. It is minimally invasive. The medical literature says that most patients whose pineal cysts are not too large (e.g., < 4.
Avatar f tn They can go out of whack because of vitamin deficiencies, iron deficiencies, tumors, and other disorders because they all interact and when one messenger doesn't do his job the other messengers get messed up. So I do agree that Panic/Anxiety/Depression are and have been shown to be biological in many studies but yes it is also true that an underlying disorder is what is causing it, and some of those disorders are yet to be discovered.
Avatar n tn This is my first night OL looking up tumors-brain disorders and so forth . First chance I've really had . Kids are finally in bed (LOL). My mother is epileptic and has a brain tumor that is 2.5inches in size. This is after 2 prior surgeries and looking at a third. A bit of advice to headproblemz BE SAFE NOT SORRY!! My mother had a doc tell her that she had her tumor most all of her life if not from birth.
Avatar n tn ______________ ______________ Dear Billy, There are many things that can cause seizures. Tumors, bleeding, developmental disorders, vascular disorders are just naming a few. Your brother is fortunate in that there is a known entity that is causing his seizures: a tumor. Most commonly, a tumor in the temporal lobe will be a benign lesion in younger patients. However, one can never tell definitively until the tissue is seen under a microscope after surgery.
Avatar n tn Potential candidates for treatment with the Gamma Knife include tumors (primary brain tumors, metastatic brain tumors (up to 4), acoustic neuromas, schwannomas, meningiomas, pituitary tumors, skull base tumors and a number of unusual tumors such as hemangioblastomas, chordomas, chondrosarcomas and pineal region tumors), vascular malformations (arteriovenous malformations), functional neurologic disorders (chronic epilepsy, parkinson's disease), and other conditions such as cancer pain and trige
Avatar n tn Potential candidates for treatment with the Gamma Knife include tumors (primary brain tumors, metastatic brain tumors (up to 4), acoustic neuromas, schwannomas, meningiomas, pituitary tumors, skull base tumors and a number of unusual tumors such as hemangioblastomas, chordomas, chondrosarcomas and pineal region tumors), vascular malformations (arteriovenous malformations), functional neurologic disorders (chronic epilepsy, parkinson's disease), and other conditions such as cancer pain and trige
Avatar n tn I am searching for some support on head pressure/ear pain/dizziness and came across this page. I am a 32 year-old female with anxiety problems. I,too,worry about brain tumors more than I care to. Of late I have had ear pain, been dizzy and have some pain behind my eyes and some muscle twitching in my face. I am always amazed to think that this could all be anxiety. In reading some other chatboards, it looks like ear disorders are higher among people with anxiety.
748543 tn?1463449675 People who have a poorly aligned bite or missing teeth can have related problems, such as frequent headaches or Sleep disorders, because their Jaw muscles must work harder to bring the teeth together, straining the surrounding muscles." a simple Google search for TMD would have provided this author with a wealth of informative sources regarding her subject. I, as most responsible medical professionals, believe in using the most conservative successful form of treatment.
Avatar n tn _________________________________ _________________________________ Dear Mariano, Your child seems to have a seizure disorder that probably localizes to the temporal lobe of the brain. Many things can cause seizures in a child such as: congenital anomalies, tumors and infections, to name a few. It is not clear what the cause of seizures may be in your child. The doctors are treating the seizures with medication to help control them.
Avatar n tn This study is often used to track patients with MS, who often have damage to sensory nerves within the central nervous system (spinal cord and brain). It's also used for patients with spinal cord injuries. If there is damage in those areas, a regular nerve conduction study might not see it, but the somatosensory evoked potential could. The big emphasis, however, is on "could.
Avatar n tn This is often treated with medications such as tegretol. Seizure disorders can also cause the symptoms that you describe (although the pain you describe would be less typical). Seizure disorders can also cause loss of memory and concentration, but this can also be caused by lack of sleep. The tremors that you describe might also by attributable lack of sleep, seizures or a neuromuscular condition.
Avatar n tn Due to the variety of symptoms, basilar artery migraine may be confused with a mental disorder, brain tumor or drug abuse. Differential diagnosis includes tumors of the posterior fossa, thrombosis of the basal artery or cerebral veins, cerebellar hemorrhage or infarction, drug intoxication, or metabolic disorders. It is essential that the emergency physician obtain a history of similar headaches in the patient or in the patient's family.
Avatar n tn The MRI showed that the cyst had grown now measuring 10 x 12 cm and the EEG this time showed i was having brain seizers {which my first EEG did not show}. Most doctors do not believe the pineal cyst cause symptoms and the majority of them don't. But the are a some that do. I have lots of information on pineal cyst and know of alot of good wed sites you can look up to get information if you would like any of it just let me know.
327385 tn?1378364331 my mom went back to my seizure doc for follow up and my seizure doc told my mom my neurosurgeon was senial ,so thats who ive been letting play with my brain!! the magic foundation was great and very helpful to me. im hoping the neuro they gave me info about works for me . zeein go to the magic foundation and tell them your problems and they will give you names and numbers of endos or any other contacts you need.
Avatar f tn Please ask for referral AGAIN to a specialist. No offense, but PCP really are not experts in Pit tumors. Just let your PCP the referral is for your reassurance, not questioning him.
Avatar f tn Hello you too Normally they HAVE to do blood works and a MRT to exclude brain damage,tumors or diseases like MS... EEG is for the exclusion of epilepsy but it may also have no results in some cases if you suffer from mild epilepsy like absences. Some psychiatrist don`t do an EEG when there are no obvious epileptic symptoms,but I think they should do.
Avatar n tn I need to know how you are affected when you have tumors on the brain and if you can tell by an MRI or a cat scan
468717 tn?1207155775 I really am in desperate need for some answers, i am a 21 year old female and have been suffering from urinary overflow incontinence and fecal incontinence, periods of dizziness, fatigue, eye pain, ear pain, pressure headaches, digestive issues, seizure like fainting spells(only happens when my body is exposed to hot temperatures), and pain in my back and down my legs, all of this has been happening for about 2 years some symptoms coming and going.
Avatar m tn Has anyone here been tested for pheocromocytoma (adrenal gland related tumors) or tumors of the pituitary or something related? This has been my angle so far because of the neurotransmitter levels, but this forum is the first time I've heard mention of the sinus connection. I have a knack for finding the least educated doctors anywhere I go, so I just get shrugs with each additional symptom.
Avatar n tn It is used to evaluate epilepsy, meningitis, eccephalitis, head injuries, strokes, brain abscesses, brain tumors, and to distinguish between psychological disorders and mental retardation. You may have sinusitus, which can give pain in the forhead, eye orbits, upper jaw, and nose. If your doctor's diagnosis is an infection, he would treat you for it and if you feel pain in all the areas I mentioned, you difinitely need to see a doctor.
Avatar f tn I've been living my life in fear for many years convinced I have a brain tumor or aneurysm and am just trying to scope out some other possibilities, if there are any. So, to start off, I'm 22 and female. When I was about 14 years old, I bit into my lunch one day and noticed that the food tasted like nothing. My sense of taste was gone. This lasted for about 3 or 4 years.
Avatar m tn Hi, my husband recently found out that the approx. size of the enhancing mass was 2.2cm in longitudinal extent, 1.9cm AP and approx. 1.6cm in transverse diameter. The mass extended superiorly into the suprasellar cistern and was slightly lobulated in appearance at its superior surfance. The pituatary stalk itself could not be demonstrated on the sequences and the cavernous sinuses were well demonstrated with normal appearances and without involvement with the cavernous sinus.