Seizure types brain cancer

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233915 tn?1218813127 Hi. My stepfather was diagnosed with metastatic brain cancer last October. He has had 15 radiation treatments, and will begin his third round of chemo. Last week he had surgery for an Omnivor Reservoir becuase the cancer is now in his spinal fluid. I'm not sure the true origin of the cancer - or the cancer type because my mom doesn't know, but after his first diagnosis, they found a tumer on his adrenal gland, one in his lung, one in his esophagus, along with 15 lesions in his brain.
Avatar n tn Re: Future Treatment and prognosis of Brain Cancer(metastatic breast cancer) CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS 5/08/1999 (0)
Avatar f tn The only diagnostic test for absence seizures and atonic seizures is EEG. MRI brain may be needed to rule out diseases like stroke or a brain tumor. It is advisable to see a neurologist. After a thorough systemic and neurological examination he will advise you investigations. Do keep us posted. Take care and regards!
3217939 tn?1345929459 There are other types of seizure medicine, just as there are many types of seizures, so you should please ask your doc to try something else stronger on you. I mean, even the old standard barbituates might work better. Some people get feelings or a seizure once in a great while with meds, tho. But if this is something often, your prescribing doc is going to want to know. It's not good for the brain to be seizing or nearly seizing all the time.
Avatar n tn While both disorders involve electrical changes within the brain, diagnosis are not the same. Seizure disorders are often caused by the infection, brain tumor and other organic causes while migraine have no specific cause. People with migraine have an increased incidence of seizure disorders or epilepsy and vice versa. Also, symptoms of particular types of seizure may be the same also as symptoms during a migraine aura. Hope this helps. Take care and best regards.
Avatar m tn These symptoms can be both. This can be a form of localized seizure involving one part of the brain, and does not cause you to lose consciousness. This can be a side effect of phenytoin but it is rather unlikely since phenytoin aims to stabilize the nerves and prevent these types of occurrences. I suggest that you talk with your doctor regarding doing tests like EEG to pinpoint the cause and rule out if this is really a seizure episode. Regards and God bless.
Avatar n tn I have had a cyst in my frontal lobe since I was 5 yrs old. The doctors mentioned that the cyst was dead due to excess of calcium. At age 5 I had a seizure but nothing was done about it. At age 13 I had two more seizures and thats when doctors put me on Tegretol 200mg. An MRI was taken at age 5 and at age 13, the size of the cyst remained the same. The seizures only occur while I am asleep. As of now the Tegretol has worked but pretty soon I wont have insurance to cover the medicine.
Avatar n tn My wife had an aneurism and subsequent brain surgery. She was prescribed dilantin for seizure control. About six months after her surgery she started having seizures again. The neurosurgen brought her back up to maximum dosage and she continued to have seizures so they told her to come to the hospital. They started her on intravenus dilantin and she still had seizures. After three days of this they decided to call in a specialist who took my wife off of dilantin.
Avatar n tn I am a 35 year old who had never been in the hospital. I had a seizure during my sleep and an MRI indicated an orange size tumor in my temporal lobe. I was told I had a glioma II that could not be removed. A craniotomy was recommended to rule out cancer and remove any of the tumor not intertwined. The biopsy samples came back with no abnormalties and the doctor went on the assumption of vasculitis. I was on prednisone for 6 weeks.
Avatar n tn The seizure event in this case is not induce by abnormal brain hypersynchrony of cortical neurons. There is usually, almost always, abnormal EEG activity (cortical neuronal stimulation) that corresponds to the seizure events. These may or may not be provoked. For instance, some types of epilepsy are induced by computer games. Others have no known inducing event. Since the abnormal brain electricity is in the cortex, a spinal lesion would not induce a seizure event.
Avatar n tn The seizure event in this case is not induce by abnormal brain hypersynchrony of cortical neurons. There is usually, almost always, abnormal EEG activity (cortical neuronal stimulation) that corresponds to the seizure events. These may or may not be provoked. For instance, some types of epilepsy are induced by computer games. Others have no known inducing event. Since the abnormal brain electricity is in the cortex, a spinal lesion would not induce a seizure event.
Avatar n tn The seizure event in this case is not induce by abnormal brain hypersynchrony of cortical neurons. There is usually, almost always, abnormal EEG activity (cortical neuronal stimulation) that corresponds to the seizure events. These may or may not be provoked. For instance, some types of epilepsy are induced by computer games. Others have no known inducing event. Since the abnormal brain electricity is in the cortex, a spinal lesion would not induce a seizure event.
Avatar n tn is it uncommon for a child of her age to develop a seizure disorder and are there specific types of seizure disorders that pop up at her age? I am very worried and a bit short on answers right now. Thanks for any general info you can provide.
Avatar n tn Infections and fever can make an otherwise healthy individual more prone to have a seizure. a single episode of seizure cannot be marked as epilepsy. An EEG to ensure that there are no structural abnormalities in brain. Normal EEG and MRI brain are encouraging though this does not rule out a future episode. You need to consult a physician for investigating any underlying infectious condition, high or low blood sugar, injury, electrolyte imbalance, drug withdrawal syndrome etc.
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Avatar n tn My sister in law who is 25 had a seizure last night. She is in reasonably good health but I suspect that she doesn't always take care of herself. She is some what of a workahaulic. Anyways, I have noticed that sinus infections seem to be one common reason. Is there other types of infections or viruses that can cause this? All her "tests" came back normal. What is it that they test for exactly? I am worried because they just sent her home.
394319 tn?1200888869 Hi. The term "brain cancer" is very broad and can refer either to cancer which came from another part of the body with secondary spread to the brain (metastatic disease), or cancer which originated from the brain itself (primary brain cancer). If you're referring to primary brain cancer, the most common type would be malignant astrocytomas, which comprise around 38% of all brain tumors.
Avatar f tn What is the type of seizures, focal or generalized? How long was the seizure and was there loss of consciousness during seizure? How was his behavior during and after seizure? What all investigation has been done? What is the level of Serum. Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorous and Serum. Sodium in his body? What is the level of sugars? There are seizures which are focal in origin; hence they occur in particular part of body. Keep me informed if you have any queries. Bye.
Avatar n tn Other treatments that may be part of some treatment plans may include hyperthermia (heat treatments), immunotherapy (immune cells directed to kill certain cancer cell types), or steroids to reduce inflammation and brain swelling. Clinical trials (treatment plans designed by scientists to try new chemicals or methods on patients) can be another way for patients to obtain treatment specifically for their cancer cell type.
Avatar n tn The seizure event in this case is not induce by abnormal brain hypersynchrony of cortical neurons. There is usually, almost always, abnormal EEG activity (cortical neuronal stimulation) that corresponds to the seizure events. These may or may not be provoked. For instance, some types of epilepsy are induced by computer games. Others have no known inducing event. Since the abnormal brain electricity is in the cortex, a spinal lesion would not induce a seizure event.