Secondary brain tumors originate in other parts of the body and spread to the brain. Usually malignant tumors become secondary tumors which form when cancer spreads from other parts of the body. Symptoms and Diagnosis: The symptoms of brain tumor are seizures, vomiting, headaches, nausea, issues related to vision or hearing, etc. These are the usual symptoms. However there are certain symptoms that are specific to the location of the tumor: pressure near the location of the tumor, problems in performing
Rupture involving the splenic vein, the gastrointestinal tract, or the pancreatic ducts. Part 2: Causes and Risk Factors What causes splenic artery aneurysm? Possible causes include atherosclerosis, portal hypertension due to liver cirrhosis, and pregnancy. Multiparity and pregnancy-associated hormonal effects as well as portal hypertension are believed to cause dilatation of the weak walls of the splenic artery. Other possible causes include congenital defects such as berry aneurysms and arterio-venous malformations.
These may include: • Cholescintigraphy or hepatobiliary scan (HIDA scan). • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). TREATMENT Treatment for this condition may include medicine to relieve your pain or nausea. You may need surgery to remove the gallbladder (cholecystectomy) if you have gallstones that are causing biliary colic. Gallstones can also gradually be dissolved with medicine.
What is thrombocytemia and thrombocytosis? The word breakdown of each word is as follows thrombocytemia - thromb/o - platelet, cyt/o - cell, suffix -emia - condition of the blood; and thrombocytosis - thromb/o- platelet, cyt/o - cell, suffix -osis - abnormal condition. Both mean that there is an abnormal amount of platelets in the blood. Platelets assist in the clotting process. How is thrombocytemia diagnosed?
Cerebral Palsy is caused by brain injuries or brain malformation that occurs before during or after birth that affects the brain's development. There are many ways to prevent Cerebral Palsy according to which category it falls into. There are three categories, congenital, acquired and genetic predisposition. Congenital cases are the result of brain damage before the child is born and often happens because of birth complications. It can be acquired in multiple ways such as having a stroke or being in a car accident and it may also be the effect of shaken-baby-syndrome, it can also happen because of an infection or condition that slows down the blood flow to the brain.
Introduction Patients with spine pain generally present with a clinical picture that could be created by many different conditions and therefore it is vital that clinicians identify these conditions that may delay a patient’s recovery and function or put them at risk for serious medical consequences. These conditions are known as red flags. Red flags are signs and symptoms that are found in the patient’s history and clinical examination that can link to a serious pathology. They may require further diagnostic assessment and possibly immediate treatment by a specialist. Red flags must be ruled in or out prior to treatment, the likelihood of which can be improved by thorough consideration of patient history, characteristics of the present complaint and physical examination and
For example, some pancreatic cancers release substances that cause blood clots in the veins of the legs. A few of the common symptoms of cancer include unexplained weight loss, fever, fatigue, pain, skin changes (hyperpigmentation, jaundice, erythema, pruritis, or excessive hair growth). Some cancers have specific symptoms such as skin cancer, where sores appear that do not heal and may bleed. A long lasting sore in someone’s mouth may be an indication of some kind of oral cancer. Long-term diarrhea, or change in stool size may possibly be a sign of colon cancer.
In such a syndrome, the cerebellar vermis herniates into the foramen magnum, causes vocal cord paralysis (VCP) by compression of the brainstem and/or vagus nerves. The compression can either come from the cerebellar tissue itself or from the ensuing hydrocephalus. Most commonly, bilateral vocal cord paralysis is seen but unilateral paralysis is also possible.
Outcomes can vary based on the length of time that an individual spends in a coma. Areas that can be affected are fine motor skill, balancing skills, coordination, speed and strength. Medication and or surgery may be a possible solution or treatment for some impairments, such as tremor. Any deformation in bones may require orthopedic surgery. Injections are also recommended along with OT services when working with neuromuscular blockage.