brain lesion

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Definition - What does brain lesion mean?

A brain lesion is an area or location of cerebral tissue that is impaired after sustaining an injury or developing a disease with cases carrying different ramifications. Many individuals experience symptoms that induce behavioral, cognitive, and/or physiological disruptions such as confusion, concentration difficulties, erratic moods, fever spells, memory lapses, and seizure episodes. A doctor consultation will inform a patient as to the nature and extent of damage caused by a brain lesion followed by remedial treatment.

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Because brain lesions can range in size, epidemiological implications can often dictate the quality of life for many people while, in severe cases, mortality is an inevitable factor. For this reason, a physician will monitor the progressive state of a brain lesion to determine an effective course of action to either alleviate symptoms coupled with extending life duration or providing a cure. Brain lesions can be attributed to a number of pathological conditions such as arteriovenous malformations (AVM), cerebral infarction (tissue death), cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and tumors.

Arterial bleeding, psychomotor delays, oxygen deprivation compounded by necrosis, and/or cerebral infections are telltale factors to help surgeons determine the right therapeutic intervention. Medical solutions can encompass antibiotic prescriptions, chemotherapy/radiation treatment, or extraction of the lesion. The workplace often poses environmental hazards where falling objects, treacherous surfaces, heavy equipment, and chemical exposure can cause traumatic head injuries.

According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), employers are required to have policies that enforce stringent regulations against all perceived dangers that could lead to brain lesions.

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