Aneurysm

Dec 11-2009 By

Aneurysm Cerebral Aneurysm, Brain Aneurysm Description Cerebral aneurysm is a common disorder caused by a weakness in the wall of a brain artery. It may be congenital, or come from pre-existing conditions like hypertension or atherosclerosis (fatty deposits in the arteries), or very rarely from head injury. Aneurysms are present in probably 2% or more… Read more »

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Dec 10-2009 By

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease)See also Motor Neuron Disease Read more at Virtual Medical Centre Description Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a degenerative disorder of specific nerve cells of the spinal cord, brain stem and brain. It belongs to a group of disorders known as motor neuron… Read more »

Intracranial Hypertension

Dec 10-2009 By

Intracranial Hypertension Description Read more at Headache Australia (a division of Brain Foundation)   Further Information and Support Click here for the latest Australian research papers on Intracranial Hypertension  

Leukodystrophy

Dec 10-2009 By

Leukodystrophy Description ‘Leukodystrophy’ and the related term ‘leukoencephalopathy’ refer to a group of more than thirty-four conditions that affect the myelin, or white matter, of the brain and spinal cord. Leukodystrophies are genetic, neurological, degenerative disorders. This means that a person’s condition is caused by a faulty gene that affects the development of myelin, leading… Read more »

Alzheimer’s Disease

Dec 10-2009 By

Alzheimer’s Disease   Description Alzheimer’s Disease is a form of dementia — a neurodegenerative disease that damages the brain’s intellectual functions (memory, orientation, calculation, etc.), but usually preserves its motor functions.