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Diffuse Cerebral Atrophy
11-01-2013, 12:10 PM
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Diffuse Cerebral Atrophy
Recently my dear uncle (age about 64 years) got an epilepsy attack.
We have done the tests suggested by Dr.

In the MRI Report following in mentioned:
"Diffuse Cerebral Atrophy with Focal Gliosis at left temporal Cortex (Old ischemic insult)"

Want to know what exactly this suggest, looking for an

Thanks a lot!
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11-01-2013, 12:12 PM
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RE: Diffuse Cerebral Atrophy
Diffuse cerebral atrophy and focal gliosis indicate brain damage. Some amount of cerebral atrophy occurs normally with increasing age. In your uncle’s case age and ischemic damage have contributed to cerebral atrophy. Ischemic damage occurs due to blockade of small blood vessels in the brain which is common in hypertensives, diabetics, smokers and chronic alcoholics.

Hope this helps!

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