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A 46-year-old female asked:

Mri: possible mild volume loss involving temporal lobes, says could be alzheimer's or age-related. i'm only 45. how concerned should i be?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Do not worry: First, it says "possible", whatever that implies. Second, there is no comment on other areas of brain, so, there is NO clearcut disease correlation. Third, age-related would refer to older adults. This kind of reading is NOT acceptable to me, as it unnecessarily raises inappropriate concerns. We have several neuroradiologists here at HealthTap, and you can get a Concierge consult to review.
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Well put!
Mar 26, 2016

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