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My brain mri states "minimal, early deep white matter small vessel ischemic changes". i am 56. is this indication of tia-like events? leukoarioses?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Nonspecific: Can indicate many different issues, such as hypertension, smoking, prior head injury, migraine, atherosclerosis. Yes, leukoariosis is the technical term, but is NOT the etiology. Doesn't sound too ominous so far, but check in with a neurologist for further directions. Could make appt with one of our Concierge docs here onsite.

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