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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
White matter is one of the two components of the central nervous system and consists of glial cells and myelinated axons that transmit signals from one region of the cerebrum to another and between the cerebrum and lower brain centers. White matter tissue of the freshly cut brain appears pinkish white to the naked eye because myelin is composed largely of lipid ...Read more
Had a MRI brain scan.Report says prominent virchow-robin spaces in fronto-parietal white matter and basal ganglia.No other abnormality, is this normal?
Lacunes: Lacunes are small deep cerebral infarcts due to a primary arterial disease. They are usually located in the basal ganglia, internal capsule and pons usually in hypertensive patients. They are rare in the white matter of the cerebral hemispheres. See a neurologist if those findings belong to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flair sequence demonstrates minimal increased signal in the periventricular white matter which is non specific. what does this mean and can it be MS?
Possible: If you have clinical abnormalities raising concern, this could be an early sign of MS. Best to see your neurologist and discuss this. Additional testing would involve possibly lumbar puncture, MRI of neck, and blood testing for other causes. Non-specific causes could include prior trauma, smoking, migraine, hypertension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Described often: Presume on mri, white matter lesions as noted, which are usually nonspecific, but can be associated with hypertension, diabetes, or high blood fats causing "hardening of the arteries" (aka, microvascular angiopathy). This pattern might be consistent with ms in some cases, so needs correlation for relevance. Not a description of stroke, but an indication for prevention of future stroke. ...Read more
Two MRIs both have shown "mild amount of signal hyperintensity in the periventricular white matter bilaterally." What could this mean?
The description: is not very specific, and in the absence of clinical context, it is difficult to assess the significance. Most likely it is an incidental finding of little concern, but talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more
Patchy insulation: Chronic means this process has been going on for years in the brain. White matter is the part of the brain where the "communication cables" are, and they are "white" because of myelin insulation. The ventricles are fluid-filled "shock absorber" spaces inside the brain. Ischemic means they have been deprived oxygen, microvascular means in tiny blood vessels. Mini-stroke strips off some insulation. ...Read more
I have been having MS symptoms for a while. Just got back my MRI and it says I have a 5mm lesion right frontal periventricular white matter. Ms possib
Its possible: These lesions in the white matter can be caused by ms. Other possibilities include aging changes (chronic microvascular ischemia), tiny infarcts, migraine headaches, vasculitis, etc. That is why ms remains a clinical diagnosis and your doctor will use the MRI findings, your symptoms, and possibly other tests to see if ms is likely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 35 female MRI states Punctate increased FLAIR signal foci in the periventricular white matter bilaterally.
ABNORMAL MRI: The abnormal MRI may have a variety of causes, Migraine Headaches, HTN, Diabetes. Depending on your symptoms , Full lab work including evaluation for Lyme disease / VIT d deficiency/ b12 folic acid /thyroid studies/ Sjogrens Syndrome and Sarcoid evaluations. Also potentially a clotting work up. Follow up with your Internist and Neurology Consult ...Read more
This is the term for several areas of the brain that work together as a functional unit: the striatum (caudate and putamen), the globus pallidus, the substantia nigra, and the subthalamic nucleus. The most well known function of the basal ganglia is voluntary motor control, but it is also involved in development of routine behaviors; eye movements; and ...Read more
A head pain which is usually recurrent, and often in variable locations and severity, associated with few or all the following symptoms; fear of light, fear of sound, nausea, vomiting, bright or dark spots floating in front of eyes, tingling and numbness of one side of face or body. All ...Read more
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