Ask an expert
Question

11 Oct 2006

Stroke
dear Doc,

My brother had a stroke last week Thursday.
What does it mean if the prognoses is hypodense areas in basal?
And what is Ganglia Bilat

The dr treating my brother does not explain these medical terms to us.

Thank you for your assistance!

AP
Answer 322 views
Expert
CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear AP
Hypodense just means that the area looks like a fluid filled area - so may be signs of bleeding or injured tissue. The basal ganglia is in the neurological areas in the brain that organize movement in the body and injury to this can cause tremors and being off balance or weak in one side.
You have to ask the doctor to spend some time to discuss the prognosis with you - won't take long.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
32% - 9465 votes
No
68% - 20204 votes
Vote