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A 47-year-old member asked:

what do mild atrophic changes in brain parenchyma means?

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Dr. Thea Cross
Neurology 23 years experience
Depends: Isolated atrophy (with no other findings on the scan) in a young person could be a sign of something serious, like a toxic exposure or inflammatory condition, and is seen in dementia. In much older adult patients this may be an expected (normal) finding.

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