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Bilateral Subcortical Hyperintensities
I have a hyperintensity of 3mm due to ischaemia in subcortical brain can these hyperintensities heal themselves and how can you prevent future ones?
? Ischaemia: I would question whether this hyper intensity truly reflect ischemia. If this was observed on what is known as a diffusion weighted sequence, then it likely reflects ischemia or inflammation. If it was seen on a FLAIR or T2 sequence, and is solitary, this is likely a normal finding that is of no clinical significance. ...Read more
Are Few tiny scattered nonenhancing T2/T2 FLAIR hyperintensities involving periventricular/ subcortical Zones supratentorial compartment bilat normal?
MRI: You can talk to your doctor about what this finding means in the context of your clinical picture, but usually what you are describing is an incidental, age-related finding that is probably of not much concern. ...Read more
Explain: Minimal punctate FLAIR/T2 hyperintensities are present in the subcortical & deep white matter of the cerebral hemispheres. (Otherwise normal)?
Here goes: I am unaware of why you required an MRI of brain, but the described lesions could be present due to migraine, prior head trauma, smoking, prior infections, even MS, but the description is not the common pattern. Does this help, or do you need more involved answers via Concierge visit? ...Read more
MRI shows nonspecific flair hyperintensities in the deep and subcortical white matter. Blood work shows EBV ab VCA IgG 325.00 and Lyme P23 ab present?
What does scattered althought predominantely bilateral frontal, subcortical white matter punctuate foci of signal abnormality mean?
Maybe nonspecific: If you have migraine, such white matter lesions are usually posterior, and if you had head trauma, the location may be more anterior, but both head and neck trauma could cause some increased foci. The demyelinating lesions of ms would be periventicular at right angles, but in the elderly such lesions might be c/w microvacular angiopathy, or even binwanger's. ...Read more
Hard to say: Discuss this with the doctor that ordered the test. ...Read more
Flair hyperintensities seen within the deep white matter of the bilateral frontal and parietal lobes. Less then 3mm in size? Should I be worried?
MRI (for tinnitus) says, A few tiny punctatefoci appearing hyperintense in bilateral frontal subcortical matter. I'm 22 and a bit fat. Is this serious?
Usually not serious: For the most part up to 5 small hyper-intense signals are considered in the normal range and can occur from lots of different causes. It could be a illness as child, migraines, mild traumaor hypertension. At your age they are probably not worrisome and you now have a good baseline MRI to compare to future ones if needed. ...Read more
Bilateral frontal lobe subcortical white matter showing evidence of small vessel ischemic changes. Is this serious?
NONSPECIFIC: Although the films were read as suggesting ischemia, location might also suggest prior head trauma, congenital lesions of no consequence, genetic or hereditary issues, even underlying inflammatory condition. This is only "serious", if clinically you are having stroke symptoms or you possess uncontrolled blood pressure or elevation of blood lipids. Likely quite non-diagnostic. ...Read more
Bilateral frontal lobe subcortical white matter showing evidence of small vessel ischemic changes. What does this mean?
Subcortical ischemia: This translates to changes in the smaller blood vessels that lead to loss of blood flow to the area and then scarring. Somewhat like a small silent stroke and frequently seen in people with migraines. The opinions about this have swayed from very worried, to common and mundane and more recently back to looking to stop the damage (help the blood flow, oxygen and glucose status optimize). ...Read more
I have twitches everywhere. My MRI shows a few nonspecific punctate foci in bilateral frontal subcortical white matter. No other symptom. Dis Serious?
Not likely serious.: Age? You a smoker, diabetic, hypertensive, high cholesterol, do you get along with your mother-in-law? Scratch last question, of course not. Who does? . If you're young'ish (30 or less) then, why MRI show WM dz like that...if you've got any risk factors mentioned or an old geezer like me (>35-40) then, no biggie. Twitches everywhere may mean Benign Fasciculation Syndrome or TMC (too much caffeine)! ...Read more
Sir my mri report is T2 hyperintense foci seen in the bilateral periventricular and subcortical wthit matter-? non-specific foci/? demyelinating foci /
MRI results: Could mean a lot of different things. Need more information to help you. A virtual consult may help you. ...Read more
What does the Impressions from MRI Brain: Bilateral, scattered, subcortical and periventricular white matter and pontine abnormal signals, mean?
PLEASE EXPLAIN Abnormal increased foci of increased signal on T2-weighted & FLAIR periventricular & subcortical white matter Curvilinear areas of CSF intensity signal abnormality in bilateral cerebellum symmetrical prominent Virchow Robin Spaces?
Brain problem: You need to discuss this with your Dr who knows you best and probably ordered the test. ...Read more
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Definition: In most kinds of dementia, autopsy reveals widespread degeneration in the cerebral cortex - such as the plaques and tangles which are the hallmark of alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia are therefore sometimes classed as "cortical dementias." in other kinds of dementia, there is targeted damage to regions lying under the cortex, giving rise to sub cortical dementia. ...Read more
It means: There are small areas of MRI signal changes in the white matter of your brain next to the ventricles and grey matter (cortex). Usually this is an incidental, age-related finding. Sometimes it can be a sign of other white matter diseases like MS. The finding has to be correlated with your clinical picture to assess the significance, so talk to your doc about the results. ...Read more
My mris generate vastly different interpretations. Some see tumors, lesions, hyperintensities. Others see nothing. Lesions are diagnosed as everything imaginable. No objective standard? What's up?
MRI: Not sure which MRI you are talking about. Is it of the brain, abdomen, chest? You should understand that MRI or ct scans are just "shadow" of your body organs. When we interpret we do come across atypical findings that baffle us. All radiological interpretations should be correlated with clinical findings to arrive at a reasonable diagnosis. ...Read more
Benign bone cyst: A subcortical cyst of the bone is a cyst within the bone marrow just below the plates that form the outer table of your bones. These cysts are usually benign, and may or may not be fluid or blood filled. They are usually called simple bone cysts, but other names may be applied too. ...Read more
MRI finding: These are a very common findings. They can be the source of concern to patients when reading their MRI report. However, most doctors do not assign any significance to them unless there are a large number, or in the setting of multiple sclerosis. You can contact the doctor who ordered the MRI for more info, but suspect they will relay there is no reason for concern. ...Read more
I am 541. Nonspecific white matter T2 hyperintensities. I was told this was normal. Should I seek a 2nd opinion?
Common finding: With regard to obtaining a second opinion, my first question would be why did you have an MRI performed in the first place? Did you review the MRI with your neurologist? Where are the white matter hyperintensities situated? Was the MRI an appropriate study for your condition? ...Read more
Nonspecific outbreaks of hyperintensity in the crown radiaria left and left frontal subcortical on mri, what is this?
Inflammation: These types of findings on MRI are unfortunately non specific. They may be representative of a number of different things. Given your are, 18, that does narrow the differential diagnosis a little. Things that can cause these types of abnormalities are, multiple sclerosis, acute or chronic demyelinating disorders, viral infections, as well as other inflammatory processes or vasculitis. ...Read more
What symptoms with:hyperintensities in left parietal by body of left lateral ventrical. Also in right occipital region.?
These white matter lesions appear mostly to be the result of microvascular disease which is seen in normal aging (40"s +), migraines, hypertension, and possibly some of the clotting disorders which can result in tiny, ministroke events, (eg. Huges syndrome)
do you have a history of high BP or of migraines? ...Read more
Usually normal: The virchow robin space is a perivascular space in the brain that surrounds the perforating arteries. It is believed to act as a buffer and reservoir of the extracelluar space for the neurons. These are normal findings that are best seen on the MRI scans of the brain. However, more recent studies suggest that these become prominent in neurodegenerative diseases where there is loss of neurons. ...Read more
I'm curious what is the subcortical nerve centre and the vasomotor centre? What is it relation with the heart? Thanks
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- What is t2 hyperintensity involving the white matter of the bilateral cerebral hemisperes?
- Juxtacortical hyperintensities
- Subcortical atrophy
- Subcortical hemmorage
- Subcortical lesions
- White matter flair hyperintensities
- Foci of flair hyperintensity
- Nonspecific white matter hyperintensities
- Subtle t2 hyper intense subcortical lesions within the bilateral high convexities without corpus callousness involvement