It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Spinal Cord Disorders Message Board

  • What is Gliosis?

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 02-17-2003, 07:58 PM   #1
    Wyidelode
    Newbie
     
    Join Date: Feb 2003
    Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
    Posts: 4
    Wyidelode HB User
    Post What is Gliosis?

    History: Laminectomy of C3-4 20 years ago, with some muscular atrophy witnessed.
    For 18 months I have been experiencing weakness in my left shoulder (no numbness/pain) and have difficulty raising my elbow above the level of my ear. I have seen my left deltoid atrophy a great deal, IMO. Neurologist......MRI......EMG......inter pretation...
    The radiologist had 8 "impressions"/conclusions......among them:
    #5: At C5-6 level, there is evidence or area of increased signal intensity within the cervical cord consistent with GLIOSIS."
    #6: Area of severe spinal stenosis at the C5-6 level with broad based 3MM disc protrusion seen."
    Questions:
    1) What is Gliosis? I found Glioma in Webbster's and that's cancer!
    2) What does the referrence "increased signal intensity" mean?
    On the first page titled "Findings" it said:
    re: C5-6..."There is also evidence of severe area spinal stenosis with AP diameter of 6 MM.

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 02-17-2003, 08:23 PM   #2
    winged phantom
    Senior Veteran
     
    Join Date: Jul 2002
    Location: Central Florida
    Posts: 956
    winged phantom HB User
    Post

    Hi Wyide,
    I just found this:
    "Answer Posted By: CCF-Neuro-M.D.-JT on Thursday, September 20, 2001: Gliosis is a nonspecific term we use to describe brain tissue that is reactive to any kind of brain lesion like tumor, infection, brain surgery, stroke, or trauma. If he does not have any history of brain trauma or surgery, he should consider getting an MRI with contrast especially if he has leg weakness opposite to the side of the "gliosis", severe headaches, or behavioral changes. "

    This was taken out of context, as it were, from another board, but if you just do a search for "gliosis" you will find some things about it.

    Oh, and was it you asking about "signal intensity"? I'm not sure just what that means, but it refers to the signal being "read", I guess you can say, by the MRI or CAT scan. Some things have low signal, and others are characterized by high signal, as I see it.
    wr
    __________________
    • 12/29/89 C5-6 Microdiskectomy (no fusion)
    • 4/9/03 ACDF C4-7 with plating and donor bone

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    What does high RNP antibodies mean? neveragain444 Lupus 9 06-23-2011 05:08 PM
    Addison's or hashimoto's or hypothyrodism or lupus or what? jessmariebfly Addison's Disease 5 04-23-2010 03:58 PM
    What a shock! lovemyhome Herpes 6 04-20-2010 10:51 AM
    What type of dr do you see? armyofone0508 Muscular Dystrophy 2 04-20-2010 09:33 AM
    what I hate is my hips pull at night dee46 Back Problems 0 04-20-2010 05:53 AM
    what does tabnormal cavity with hypertrophic polypoid area mean chini75 Cancer: Uterine 0 04-20-2010 12:45 AM
    What is a gliosis? lorrie18 Spinal Cord Disorders 0 07-28-2008 07:06 AM
    MRI shows 1cm area of gliosis, any info? sudiebug Brain & Nervous System Disorders 0 11-10-2004 10:19 PM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:00 PM.





    2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!