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A 59-year-old female asked:

What does "patchy foci of hypoattenuation within supratentorial periventricular & subcortical white matter is nonspecific but likely represents age-indeterminate mild chronic small vessel ischemic changes" indicate? i'm 59, hx of chronic migraines?

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Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Fancy language : As we age the smaller vessels tend to lose patency or become blocked. That results in small focus of increased signal on the mri. Sometimes migraines cause them.
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