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Arteriosclerotic internal carotid & vertebro basilar arteries predominantly the left vertebrobasilar segment appearing tortuous with slight prominence?
Medullary compressio: This is not an uncommon finding in people over 65 on mri scan. It is significant if you are having symptoms such as dizziness, black out spells or blood pressure fluctuations. It can frequently such be followed by a neurologic professional, but should generally be evaluated by someone with experience in cerebrovascular disease. ...Read more
MRI vertebrobasilar hypoplasia right side theres robust flow void anastomosing the basilar artery w cavernous portion of internal carotid artery/mean?
Normal variant: The arteries at the base of the brain can course in several different patterns but ultimately get the job done, that is, supply brain tissue. Your pattern is like your fingerprint. Some more unusual patterns have an increased association with aneurysms, but this would have likely been described if present and vertebro basilar hypoplasia, as in the picture, is pretty common. ...Read more
Basilar skull fx: Basilar skull fracture is usually due to blunt trauma to the back of the head. It has unusual features besides from severe headache. Bruises may appear under the eyes ("raccoon eyes"), there may be bleeding behind the ear drum (only seen with an otoscope), and there may be clear watery fluid (CSF) running out the nose. You can also lose your sense of smell and have severe dizziness. ...Read more
Not common: Basilar invagination is not a common problem it can be seen most often in patients with rheumatoid arthritis or congenital anamolies of their cranial-cervical junction (where the skull meets the top of the spine). Brainstem compression can occur if the invagination is significant and/or longstanding. It should be evaluated by a skull base neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aging: Calcifications of tentorium, falx, or dura mater can occur in 10 of oolder patients.Falx calcifications usually have acharacteristic appearance pattern as dense and flat plaques and are usually seen in the midline of the cerebrum.Dural and tentorial calcifications are usually seen in a linear pattern and can occur anywhere within cranium. ...Read more
Ct head scan results are frontal lobe sulci bilateral prominent. Prominate subarachnold space. Midline lipoma. Anterior interhemispheric fissure promi?
Atrophy: The midline lipoma probably doesnt warrant any treatment. These are usually incidental findings, but they can be associated with some congenital brain disorders. You basically seem to have less brain in your skull relative to fluid spaces relative to others. Have your doctor review the scan with you. ...Read more
My mother, 84, MRI scan> subacute infarcts, bilateral frontal lobes, small vessel ischematic changes inthe basal ganglia, periventricular white matter?
Small vessel disease: Mri in a 84 years old lady showing infarcts and small vessel disease means she is having ministrokes. That is very common in that age group. If she has heart disease or carotid artery disease or risk factors like high BP or diabetes or high lipids they should be controlled and she should follow up with her dr who can give her further recommendations. ...Read more
Brain MRI says satisfactory intraluminal signal is noted in distal carotid vertebral and basilar arteries. Unremarkable brain MRA. What does this mean?
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Likely congenital: Typically found coincidentally when images obtained for very different purpose. Almost always present from birth, but on rare occasions can expand, but usually without mass effect. May be of value periodically to repeat scans to ascertain absence of issues. ...Read more
4.5 CM left frontal convexity arachnoid cyst small arachnoid cyst right temporal lobe gliosis left occipital lobe partially empty sella turcica means?
Hx of Trauma?: These could potentially be caused by a traumatic event earlier in life. ...Read more
Dorsal Mri says.Subtle intramedullary hyperintensity seen in cord extending from D5-D8 level-syrinx/myelitis. no cord expansion is seen means what?
There is not: enough specific info about the MRI finding or your clinical history to provide a very meaningful response. A syrinx is a longitudinal fluid collection in the spinal cord, small ones are usually incidental and of no concern, but they can be associated with other anomalies or tumors. Myelitis is inflammatory and very symptomatic. Other possibilities include demyelinating processe(e.g. MS). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eyes and brain: Carotid cavernous fistula is usually a condition of trauma where the carotid artery becomes slightly torn in the cavernous sinus and allows arterial flow to occur into the veins of the cavernous sinus creating a high flow state to an area that normally handles low venous pressure. These require treatment and often are seen with bulging eyes and bruits in the eyes. ...Read more
Result for my brain MRI -asymmetric decreased attenuation in the left basal ganglia, variant dilated perivascular spaces or punctate chronic lacune. ?
MRI report: This is language used in radiology to describe what they see. Ordinarily, they cannot distinguish a small stroke (lacune) from a perivascular space. A "puntate lacune" though is very small. It is probably just the side view of a blood vessel (aka perivascular). Do you smoke? Do you have high blood pressure? Do you have diabetes mellitus? Atrial fibrillation? These are stroke risk factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Subarachnoid cysts are common and are usually asymptomatic. The middle cranial fossa where the temporal lobe sits is a common location for these cysts. Arnold-Chiari malformations involve the posterior cranial fossa, not the middle fossa unless there is secondary hydrocephalus. http://radiopaedia.org/articles/arachnoid-cyst ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
38y f. Brain MRI shows left maxillary polyp, partial empty sella, small chronic ischaemic lesions in subcorticle frontoparietal white matter. Cure?
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. ...Read more
Mri found bilaterally along the inferior lateral aspect of the basal ganglion, either old lacunar infarctions or bilateral benign cysts. Thoughts?
What does "extensive supraotic pneumatization of the bilateral temporal bones as anatomic variant" mean?
See below: As the skull develops, several areas of bone pneumatize, or fill with air cavities. This is a normal process, but is highly variable from person to person. Some people have much larger sinuses and others very small sinuses. The same is true of the mastoid air cells in the temporal bone. Supraotic just means the air cells extend above the otic capsule, which is a part of the temporal bone. ...Read more