What Is "mild Diffuse Cerebral Atrophy"?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 8, 2020 2:52:42 AM ET
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Mild diffuse cerebral atrophy is a symptomatic brain condition generally involving the loss, or deterioration of, neurons and the connections between them, usually indicating the presence of other brain diseases. Atrophy can be generalized, indicating shrinkage of the entire brain, or focal, in which case only specific regions of the brain are affected. Focal, or localized, cerebral atrophy results in decreased functionality in that area of the brain.