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A 50-year-old male asked:

Mri brain/iac for hearing loss. few scattered foci high signal in subcortical whites matter likely small vessel ischemic change. could this be ms?

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Dr. Steven Simon
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 40 years experience
See neurologist : While matters changes on brain imaging is part of the diagnosis of MS, but can well have other causes. You did not mention any of the visual, balance, coordination symptoms that generally begin the diagnostic work up. Diagnosing from an MRI itself is it good medicine. If you have concerns on their significance, see a neurologist for an exam and correct diagnosis.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
The MRI findings do not appear to meet the radiological criteria to support an MS diagnosis, and the reported outcomes would be nonspecific, requiring clinical correlation. Discuss the findings with your doctors and decide the next steps.
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