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A 42-year-old male asked about a 38-year-old female:

38y f. brain mri shows left maxillary polyp, partial empty sella, small chronic ischaemic lesions in subcorticle frontoparietal white matter. cure?

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 31 years experience
Nothing to cure: But try to prevent further damage. Maxillary sinus polyp is nothing to worry about unless sinus symptoms, then ENT consult. Partial empty sella cannot be fixed, and nothing to worry about unless abnormal pituitary function - may need to see an endocrinologist. Ischemic lesions may be within normal limits (allowed 1 per decade of life), but need to understand cause(s) and try to prevent more.
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Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher commented
Neurology 36 years experience
Why do they always ask about "cure"? Most of modern medicine is "care," not "cure."
Dec 13, 2014
Last updated Mar 7, 2018


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