Explanation Of CT Scan Lab Results.?
Morning doctor … I want to ask about the results of the following head scan / CT brain: Infratentorial cerebellum and ventricle-4 are normal. The supratentorial appears hypodense lession in the left temporal area and the anterior crusade of the left internal capsule. There is no midline shift. Cortical sulci and ventricular system are normal. impression: Lacunar infarct in the left temporal area and crus anterior left internal capsule. Thanks-Indra
Hello Indra, Thank you for the question.
What health complaints do you suffer from? CT scan is one of the investigations that as the name suggests aims to support the diagnosis of a doctor. Therefore, the results of this examination must be matched with complaints / symptoms experienced by the patient and physical examination of the doctor before the doctor can make a diagnosis.
The CT scan you attached shows that there is a lacunar infarction, which is tissue damage caused by a lack of oxygen supply (infarction) due to a blockage in the small blood vessels that provide blood supply to deeper brain structures. In other words, if this blockage causes symptoms in a person then that person is said to have a stroke. Symptoms experienced by sufferers depend on which areas of the brain experience oxygen supply disturbances so that they are damaged because each area of the brain has different functions.
This infarction is found in several parts of the brain, the temporal part and the left internal capsule. Infarction in the temporal area can cause symptoms in the form of communication disorders, hearing loss, emotional disturbances, seizures; while infarction on internal capsules can cause symptoms in the form of a face to sag / not symmetrical, weakness on one side of the body, or limbs become stiff.
Please consult with your neurologist who recommends this examination. The doctor will read the results of this examination then match the patient's complaints / symptoms and physical examination. Doctors also usually need to know the extent of this infarction area. Further treatment will be given by a doctor in accordance with the condition of the patient. If you have further questions, don't hesitate to ask the doctor because the doctor has already examined the patient so that he understands the current condition.
Hopefully this information is useful.