Head & Traumatic Brain Injury Community
What does mass effect mean
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to Head & Traumatic Brain Injuries.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

What does mass effect mean

If someone has a right sided cerebellar hemorrhage without evidence of mass effect written on the report. What does mass effect mean??
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
1175033 tn?1309511759
Sorry to hear you had a hemorrhage. This means there was no effect of the  larger mass of your brain, so it sounds like in other words the hemorrhage spared other parts of your brain, and only your your right cerebral hemisphere was effected.  They just write things in such a complex manner that sometimes it looks like they say you have something, but it was read out of context, you have to put in in the whole statement " without evidence of mass effect" without is the key word here. glad I could try and help you understand this, it was something that confused me when I first looked at my own reports. Good luck to you and thanks for posting!
Blank
Avatar f tn
Thanks for clearing that up for me!!  It's actually not me who had the bleed but a close family member and I was trying to get a better understanding of the report.
Blank
351246 tn?1379685732
Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
No mass effect means there was no tumor or swelling or hematoma—or in other words noting that will appear as a mass in the brain is seen. Take care!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Head & Traumatic Brain Injury Community Resources