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Diffuse cortical atrophy?
September 17, 2014 5:59PM
Diffuse cortical atrophy is degeneration of brain cells that can be caused by genetics, an injury, or age-related. A disease like Alzheimer's can present symptoms of cortical atrophy.
What is mild diffuse cortical atrophy age appropriate?
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What does mild diffuse atrophy mean in a CT report?
What is mild cortical atrophy?
What does it mean when you have been diagnosed with congitive problems and CT scan of diffuse cerebral atrophy?
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What does it mean by cerebral cortical atrophy?
Cerebral atrophy is the progressive loss of brain cells over a period of time. Cerebral atrophy can affect the entire brain or just a portion. In the case of your question, the atrophy only happens in the brain's cortex. If the cortex is affected by cerebral atrophy, then the patient will, over time, lose control of their motor skills (sitting, walking, jumping, talking, etc.) and their sensory abilities. This is a life-threatening condition and there is no known cure.
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What is Moderate cortical atrophy and scattered areas of chronic ischemic white matter changes of the brain?
'Atrophy' just means a reduction in size, due to disuse or disease. The cerebral cortex is the grey-matter (outer layer) of the brain that contains the neural cell bodies; as opposed to the white-matter which contains myelinated axons coursing away from each cell body. 'Ischaemia' refers to oxygen starvation in the brain (e.g. from stroke). Cortical atrophy due to ischaemia is therefore a reduction in the grey-matter volume due to lack of oxygen, followed by axonal pruning.
What does it mean when you have been diagnosed with congitive problems and CT scan shows diffuse cerebral atrophy?