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hyperdense lesion adjacent to the quadrigeminal cistern region of the left side of the brain - April 4th 2009, 11:56 AM

My friend is working away in Ghana. She recently got meningitis and Malaria whilst she was over there. This has left her with a "hyperdense lesion adjacent to the quadrigeminal cistern region of the left side of the brain"

I just wanted to know what that is, what it could affect in day to day life, and just any information really.

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Re: hyperdense lesion adjacent to the quadrigeminal cistern region of the left side of the brain - April 4th 2009, 12:45 PM

A lesion is a small area of damage that usually results in changes in a person's cognitive abilities or behaviour, often being a loss of an ability associated with the damaged area. The change can range from mild to severe, and while the change can be permanent, quite often improvements will be seen over time as the brain finds alternative ways to accomplish the same tasks and can also restructure some of its cells. Based on the description of the lesion's location, I couldn't even hazard a guess at what changes you might see.
   
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Re: hyperdense lesion adjacent to the quadrigeminal cistern region of the left side of the brain - April 4th 2009, 05:47 PM

Rob's pretty much covered what it is medically.

As far as symptoms, everyone recovers from illness differently and at different paces, so there's no way to really predict how she may be in weeks, months, years. The best thing to probably do would be to just ask her what her doctor said, what appointments she's having or going to have, etc.


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