A 68-year-old female asked:
What does “Chronic micro vascular ischemic changes are demonstrated throughout bihemispheric white matter” on a MRI?
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman answered
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Microvascular change: This is very common in the older population. The blood vessels get narrower/ a bit clogged/clotted from the aging /diet/ lifestyle process-if very severe could be associated with dementia but it is common in older people . The white matter are the axons of the nerve cells ( the "legs" -relay /conduction part ) and connect to the grey matter- neurons (the " brain"). Dont worry.
Answered on Aug 16, 2019
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