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hi, brain mri- what does it mean:there are few nonspecific foci of t2/flair hyper signal in the periventricular and subcortical white matter of the frontal lobes bilaterally? thanks?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
MRI means: It means what it says. The cause is most likely high blood pressure. But only your team can help interpret it for you. I have never seen or examined you so am helpless. Many causes.

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