My Feb. 1, 2005 CT Scan shows: 1. No acute intracranial abnormality. 2. Encephalomalacia involving the left temporal lobe. 3.Status post left frontal craniotomy and left middle cerebral artery aneurysm clipping. (done in Oct. 2001 without known complications). 4. Hypodensity involving the right putamen suggestive of old infarct versus enlarged perivascular space. (post sugery 2001 CT Scan reports this as a lacunar infarct versus a dilated vascular channel in the inferior aspect of the right basal ganglia. 2003 CT Scan reports this as a mega Virchow-Robin's space). MY QUESTION IS: Is No. 2 above a progressive condition and,if so, at what general rate/speed? THANK YOU for considering this question.
Its hard for me to comment without seeing the CT scan, and so to what degree is the left temporal encehalomalacia
A mild degree to encephalomalacia can be subjective, and may be within normal limits. Otherside its not clear what might have caused it in your case - it could be from an old stoke, postsurgical etc
In any case, it is probably non-progressive and from a remote insult
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