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A 71-year-old female asked:

I had a brain scan and the report i received said the following "basilar cisterns are present. major intracranial vascular flow voids are present. trace mucosal thickening within the paranasal sinuses, without air-fluid levels . what does mean?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Your MRI brain scan is considered normal. Take care!
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
You have likely suffered prior sinus infections, (not unusual for age 71) but have no current infection. Your brain films do not indicate any abnormality based on the findings you described. But your doctor should provide further discussion to guarantee that there is no lingering issue that needs further intervention.
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Last updated Jul 3, 2022

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