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Chronic Microvascular White Matter Ischemic Changes
Is stable bilateral frontaoparietal white matter t2w/flair hyperintense signals, probably chronic microvascular ischemic changes called mild stroke?
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
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I had a cat scan, showed chronic microvascular ischemic white matter disease. My doctor who ordered the CT looked at it and did not comment. Is MS or other auto immune system possible?
Mild genaralized atrophy and chronic white matter ischemic changes in my mom report is it serious matter please tell me?
Maybe: Mild general atrophy can be seen on ct scans of people with or without symptoms. Chronic white matter ischemic changes can also be seen in symptomatic or asymptomatic people. Be sure your mom gets checked for obstructive sleep apnea, diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. These can cause ischemic changes. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Age 66; right hearing loss; MRI; dx: mild chronic deep white matter ischemic changes in the periventricular and subcortical white matter. Please expla?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Dad, 66, is affected with "chronic ischemic changes in periventri white matter" and "disprop prominence of ventri system c/p to cortical sulci" cure?
Nonspecific WM: Nonspecific periventricular white matter changes- These are normally small spots without clinical relevance. They are more common for people with high blood pressure, diabetes, head injuries or in people who smoke. They do not have a defined clinical meaning. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
MRI result: "Mild presumed chronic small vessel ischemic changes in the supratentorial white matter." Should I be concerned?
Atherosclerosis : No. This is normal aging of the brain. However going forward, make sure that there is good blood pressure control, maintain normal cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and avoid smoking. These steps will slow the progression of atherosclerosis in the brain. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have tremors on right side for 9 years; left side is normal; I have white matter ischemic changes+ lacune infarcts; no significant plaque; Dx?
See a neurologist: Focal tremors could be a sign of Parkinson's disease. You do describe prior strokes, and many lacunar infarcts can also cause tremors. The focality does concern me as I would want to rule out obstruction of carotid or vertebral artery in neck. An experienced neurologist should be able to pin down the causation ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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