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Mri report says, MRI signs arachnoids cyst middle cranial fossa on the right. Ectopia of the cerebellar tonsils in a big hole for tylochneo.Remedy?

Mri report says, MRI signs arachnoids cyst middle cranial fossa on the right. Ectopia of the cerebellar tonsils in a big hole for tylochneo.Remedy?

Arachnoid cyst: Arachnoid cysts in the middle fossa are rather common and rarely need treatment. Ectopia of the cerebellar tonsils are also not uncommon and again rarely need treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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Having mri/mra of neck, carotid, and posterior fossa - will it show masses in the cerebellopontine angle, jugular, vagal, vestibular schwanommas, etc?

Having mri/mra of neck, carotid, and posterior fossa - will it show masses in the cerebellopontine angle, jugular, vagal, vestibular schwanommas, etc?

Head and Neck Masses: Mri uses large magnets to create images of possible masses. Mri is a related technology that images blood vessels to look for blockages or aneurysms (ballooning). While there are some more specialized tests to look at certain areas, in general, the answer to your question is yes. ...Read more

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Can a rear-end collision cause any type of sinus problem? What about sinuses and hemorrhages? 1st CT (10/14) showed abnormal sphenoid sinus layering; repeat CT (1/15) says Paranasal sinuses: Normal

Can a rear-end collision cause any type of sinus problem? What about sinuses and hemorrhages? 

1st CT (10/14) showed abnormal sphenoid sinus layering; repeat CT (1/15) says Paranasal sinuses: Normal

Unclear: certainly a nasal injury can cause problems. Bumping one's nose or having an airbag hit it is a common cause of nasal injuries/sinus problems but would expect to see an injury if it is there. ...Read more

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Lg area of uptake in rt cerebellopontine angle on cerv spine MRI but not noted in MRI of posterior fossa? Could it be missed? Cpa tumor fits symptoms.

Lg area of uptake in rt cerebellopontine angle on cerv spine MRI but not noted in MRI of posterior fossa? Could it be missed? Cpa tumor fits symptoms.

Find a good neurosur: A second opinion from another neurosurgeon may be the next best thing to do. Unless we have access to all mris, we can not give you an opinion. So see another neurosurgeon for his/her opinion. It should not be difficult to sort this out. ...Read more

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Headaches and face pain door 3 weeks. Ct scan shows mucosal thickening in max.,ethmoid and sphenoid a. Right septal deviation. Treatment advice?

Headaches and face pain door 3 weeks. Ct scan shows mucosal thickening in max.,ethmoid and sphenoid a. Right septal deviation. Treatment advice?

Sinus infection: This could be related to a sinus infection. Some are helped with nasal saline irrigation to clear mucous. Antibiotics may be necessary to treat especially if there is a fever associated with the facial pain/headache. Follow up with your physician. ...Read more

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Minor Musocal thickening within the left frontal sinus, the ethmoid air cells and right maxillary atrium found in MRI scan, have bad frontal headaches?

Minor Musocal thickening within the left frontal sinus, the ethmoid air cells and right maxillary atrium found in MRI scan, have bad frontal headaches?

Mucosal thickening: What you are describing is completely normal with incidental finding of mucosal thickening on MRI. It is very common to see mild sinus mucosal thickening on MRI. It is not diagnostic of sinus infection or sinus obstruction. The cause of your headache is unlikely to be related to your sinuses. ...Read more

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Can cervical spine MRI or full spinal MRI with contrast detect tracea or windpipe tumours?

Can cervical spine MRI or full spinal MRI with contrast detect tracea or windpipe tumours?

Maybe: Mri's are very focused exams. To get the best quality imaging of the area of interest, the field of view is limited as much as possible. The trachea may have been included, but not necessarily. You should speak with your doctor or the radiologist that read the study and ask them to look at the trachea. If it is seen, they can answer your question and if not they can recommend another test. ...Read more

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My head MRI report says hypoplasia of the right maxillary antrum with mucosal thickening and fluid?

My head MRI report says hypoplasia of the right maxillary antrum with mucosal thickening and fluid?

Hypoplasia means: that the sinus is smaller or less developed than normal. This is congenital. Mucosal thickening and fluid are signs of inflammation(sinusitis). ...Read more

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Ct scan of head findings : modrerate prominence of cortical sulci, gyri, sylvian, fissures, csterns ventricles and cerebellar foliae. ...What to do ?

CT scan: These sound like age related changes in the brain. As we get older the brain gets smaller so these findings described here are not uncommon. If you are 25 years old you have problems, if you are 70 years then this is the result of aging. ...Read more

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Wha does this mean, soft tissue densities within mastoid cells, middle ear cavity and sphenoid sinus and calcific density in brain paren occipital reg?

Wha does this mean, soft tissue densities within mastoid cells, middle ear cavity and sphenoid sinus and calcific density in brain paren occipital reg?

Nonspecific : Soft tissue densities in the normally air filled mastoid, middle ear and sinus cavities indicates there is some type of chronic, long term inflammation in those areas. It could indicate chronic infection, as well. It depends on your clinical condition and how severe those findings are to really give you an idea of what this means to you. The brain finding is not uncommon, discuss with doctor. ...Read more

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I developed a sudden large bump on the temple, no injury, had an MRI/ CT scan of the brain. Neurologist/ENT baffled/ 4 teeth to be pulled, abscesses.

I developed a sudden large bump on the temple, no injury, had an MRI/ CT scan of the brain.  Neurologist/ENT baffled/ 4 teeth to be pulled, abscesses.

Unusual: Temporal region is an unusual place for tooth abscesses to manifest. I guess you'll find out if there is a relationship as soon as the abscessed/infected teeth are removed. ...Read more

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Mri/mra (contrasted) of head and neck and mr of chest- neg for abnormalities at pca, cervicomedullary junction, no thymomas. Ana- 1:40 speckled?

Mri/mra (contrasted) of head and neck and mr of chest- neg for abnormalities at pca, cervicomedullary junction, no thymomas.  Ana- 1:40 speckled?

See details: Consider the ANA to be a negative test. What were the patient's symptoms and what were the mra and MRI looking for? ...Read more

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Radiology/neurology. Ct scan shows bone, MRI shows soft tissue, so therefore can't indentify disease of skull bones. Intercrainial means misdiagnosis?

Radiology/neurology. Ct scan shows bone, MRI shows soft tissue, so therefore can't indentify disease of skull bones. Intercrainial means misdiagnosis?

Both are complex: CT and MRI can identify bones and soft tissues of the skull and anatomy of the brain but in different types of detail. Intracranial means inside the skull. ...Read more

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What would an MRI of my head show that a Sinus CT Scan and a Maxiofacial CT Scan didnt?

What would an MRI of my head show that a Sinus CT Scan and a Maxiofacial CT Scan didnt?

Quite a Lot: MRI is more helpful for soft tissue problems of blood vessels, inflammation, demyelination of brain tissue, and fluid collections. It seems you are undergoing a lot of tests, but without a clear diagnosis you can not be certain of the correct treatment. Ask your physician to explain the different treatments these tests will suggest. Tests are not useful, solely, because you have symptoms. ...Read more

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Mri of my spine showing an intramedullary t2 hyperintense lesion at t1 (4mm) with dilatation of central canal. Ct brain -periventricular wm ischemia im only 49 with severe pain and mobility problems?

Mri of my spine showing an intramedullary t2 hyperintense lesion at t1 (4mm) with dilatation of central canal. Ct brain -periventricular wm ischemia im only 49 with severe pain and mobility problems?

SEE NEUROLOGIST: There are several possible causes, and these include arteritis/vasculitis, multiple sclerosis, lyme disease, sjogren's, etc. Spinal fluid analysis may be necessary. Get diagnosed asap, and start treatment without delay. Changing your diet will not help this, you need medical care. We have loads of therapies to reverse and/or control all of this. ...Read more

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Will an MRI of the brain and IAC without contrast show my sinuses? My ENT ordered this exam due to severe nasal congestion and facial pressure.

Will an MRI of the brain and IAC without contrast show my sinuses? My ENT ordered this exam due to severe nasal congestion and facial pressure.

Yes: Paranasal sinuses are usually also seen on MRI of brain. Osseous structures are usually less well seen and better defined on CT. MRI is so sensitive for soft tissue changes that sometimes patient is not symptomatic. ...Read more

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Had cervical CT in sept.All notmsl rxcept " shows some prevertabrel swelling " and patient motion.Scared. Spinal tumor ?

Had cervical CT in sept.All notmsl rxcept " shows some prevertabrel swelling " and patient motion.Scared. Spinal tumor ?

Soft findings: But why did you have the scan? Bone issues. Pain?, swallowing problem? Reading findings is like looking at one piece of a jigsaw puzzle, you need the whole picture and even then you may not know where the piece fits/. ...Read more

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