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What are some of the clinical consequences of brain lesions?

Moderate to mild brain injuries, which are caused by new lesions in the brain, can affect a patient’s processing speed, executive function, and fundamental skills such as memory, language, and balance.[1] These lesions may be related to changes in the way your brain functions or processes information, and lesions in the brain stem can impact basic body functions such as breathing, swallowing, heart rate, blood pressure, consciousness, and whether one is awake or fatigued.[2] The location of these lesions determines the damage and clinical symptoms, and where a lesion may occur is unpredictable. In general, the larger the lesion, the higher the risk that the patient will suffer from disabling stroke.[3]

 

REFERENCES

  1. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j. amjcard.2016.08.013
  2. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.08.013
  3. Xiumei Sun, MD, et al. JACC 2012;60:9, Silent Brain Injury After Cardiac Surgery: A Review. Cognitive Dysfunction and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Diffusion-Weighted Imaging Findings

 

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