Neurology Community
CT - Head
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

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

CT - Head

Could somebody please help me understand what this definition means and wether or not I should be concerned?  This was for a CT - Head w/o contrast due to a fall.  "Incidental note is made of a mildly prominent cisterna magna."

Related Discussions
5 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
368886_tn?1278962315
Hello.

Cisterna magna is a space formed by the membrane coverings of the brain. And as per this report, this space is increased mildly. This was an incidental finding. The doctors were looking for something else probably.

Did you have any symptoms for which your CT scan was done ?

Regards
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
In Sept. '07 I had fallen 5' onto my face/head and felt like my brain was coming out of my head.
Blank
368886_tn?1278962315
Hello.

Yes, I remember from your earlier post.

I would like to know if you have any nausea right now ? And do you feel off balance sometimes ? The prominent cisterna magna could actually be due to collection of CSF, with some outflow obstruction.

Regards
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
To give a quick snapshot: I am 38, very athletic & in excellent shape. I'm never sick w/the exception of the common cold or flu.  However, since I had the accident I have never been the same person.  A little over a month ago, I had 4 bouts within 3 days, of unexpected and uncontrollable severe vomitting to where I literally couldn't breathe and had to lay on the floor to get a hold of myself and my surroundings. I chalked it up to an allergic reaction the meds the Dr. had prescribed me and returned 5 prescriptions with pills in the bottle to them.  I told them I would do without meds if this was the way I was going to feel.  FYI, I don't think any of them were narcotic, rather they were muscle relaxants, (2) anti-inflammatories and I can't remember what else.  My memory is very bad.  I can't remember important dates, events or what I did or said 2 days ago.  I get dizzy spells and am light headed almost daily.  I have become a recluse in my home and have lost interest in the activities I normally love to do.  My temper is short.  I have constant migraines.  I have fallen asleep at the wheel during the day and while talking on the phone or in person to friends, family & my Dr. I have no ambition or drive.  I can't sleep and I can't wake up to get my kids off to school.  They've been late 3 times this week already.  I am afraid that I may be alzheimers as my Grandma died of it and my Dad is showing signs of it.  I'm too young to be going through all this and I am scared.
Blank
368886_tn?1278962315
Hello.

You are going through a lot. But let me tell you one thing. This is not the Alzheimer's dementia that you are worried about.

Presently, you are depressed. This depression is secondary to the entire trauma you are going through. Depression can greatly harm your enthusiasm and motivation.

Please think of a fresh evaluation of the MRI report. Have they commented upon the cerebellum ?

Secondly, there's a very good imaging technique called "PET Scan". (Positron Emission Tomography). The PET scan can actually tell you which areas of the brain are active weird.

When do you have you next appointment with the Neurologist ?

Regards
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1416285879
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
338416_tn?1413581329
Blank
jensequitur
Fort Worth, TX
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
352007_tn?1372861481
Blank
LisaJF
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
10389859_tn?1409925468
Blank
Foggy2