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Chronic microvascular white matter ischemic changes

A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Infarcts: In my experience the usual cause of these findings, which are often not symptomatic, is longstanding hypertension of varying degree. A neurologist co... Read More

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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Stroke: These small micro vascular changes seen on MRI are called "lacunar infarcts", which is a result of uncontrolled blood pressure for a long time.
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 38 years experience
? mini-stroke: Microvascular changes are sometimes referred to a mini-strokes but usually cause no symptoms. However, they suggest a risk of more and worse damage un... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 16 years experience
Patchy insulation: Chronic means this process has been going on for years in the brain. White matter is the part of the brain where the "communication cables" are, and t... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Vascular dementia.: The second most common form of dementia (after Alzheimer's) is vascular dementia, also known as multi-infarct dementia. An accumulation of tiny infar... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Not likely: Hi! that terminology on the ct scan is usually seen in patients over 65 and is often related to a history of hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes,... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 13 years experience
Maybe: Mild general atrophy can be seen on ct scans of people with or without symptoms. Chronic white matter ischemic changes can also be seen in symptomati... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 42 years experience
Becoming a senior: These changes in signal in the white matter are believed to be due to small vessels losing their flow. This is a finding in older or senior citizens.... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Aspirin...: Blood supply to the mentioned areas are compromised. HTN, DM, Vasculitis, Atherosclerosis, Embolism,can be responsible. Starting with aspirin and doin... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Described often: Presume on mri, white matter lesions as noted, which are usually nonspecific, but can be associated with hypertension, diabetes, or high blood fats ca... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
Nonspecific WM: Nonspecific periventricular white matter changes- These are normally small spots without clinical relevance. They are more common for people with hig... Read More

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