"Post Traumatic Encephalopathy, this is (more probable than not) as a result of service connected open head injury (chronic encephalomalacia seen on MRI)."
He explained that it is old dried blood, dead or dying neurons, and dead tissue intermingled with live tissue and live neurons of the brain.
I'm trying to find out if this is something that warrants a claim and if so where exactly can I find it in the CFR 38 as rateable?
Is encephalomalacia the same as atrophy? I just found a good link for medical definitions and it said encephalomalacia is "Loss of tissue and/or softening of the brain due to injury, infarction, etc." It said it gets worse over time and with age.
There has to be some way to claim this as softening of the brain is no joking matter and causes increased cognitive disorders with more tissue dying all the time as the years go by.
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
Edited by RockyA1911, 27 May 2006 - 07:00 PM.