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A 39-year-old female asked:

re: mri brain - do new lesions (posterior) tend to indicate anything in particular or particular cause? (seizure activity is ruled out)

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Complex issue: Mri is a picture but not a real measure of function. "lesions" on MRI are of little value unless they correlate with clinical problems. Many findings on MRI are normal variation. Review all findings with you primary doctor.

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A 30-year-old male asked:

No seizure 14years on only 3.1 Dilantin level seen 3 neuros they will not give me EEG is it safe to say I wont have another first was in sleep?

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