Neurology Community
what does this mean?
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

what does this mean?

Hi my 11mth old son recently had an MRI because his consultant noticed he had a slightly larger head, the results came back as significant cortical atrophty with mild to moderte ventricular dilations and widened extra cerebral cfs spaces. My son was born 6 weeks early and had respiratory distress syndrome and was on cpap for 6 days, he also had suspected sepsis followed by pulmonary interstitial emphysema.
I understand that the dilated ventricales and widened cerebrall space is an idicator of hydrocephalus but im really not sure what cortical atrophy is,what has caused it and what can ne done.
My son up until now is developing normally and is crawling, eating and trying to talk like any other 11 month old.

Please could someone give me some advice and im going out of my mind with worry.

thank you in advance xx
Related Discussions
Avatar_f_tn
I'm sure that you are very concerned. With what you have offered on here, and with only the MRI to go by it would not be safe or fair to tell you anyting but to follow up with the doctors that ordered the MRI. It's positive that your son is currently developing normally and doing things like crawling. Take one day as it comes.
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
338416_tn?1413581329
Blank
jensequitur
Fort Worth, TX
620923_tn?1416285879
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
10389859_tn?1409925468
Blank
Foggy2
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
1667208_tn?1333111449
Blank
zygy2
NH