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Few tiny foci of increased flair signal seen within the deep white matter of both cerebral hemispheres.. Should I be concerned with this ? Thank you
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
Does a sroke in the left anterior cerebral territory and deep white matter cause central post stroke pain syndrome?
Central pain: Central pain from stroke typically follows thalamic strokes. This part of the brain not in the anterior cerebral territory however this does serve the orbital frontal cortex that could in theory cause some changes in how your brain processes pain. Stroke in young adults requires an extensive workup including a hypercoagulable evaluation. Best health. ...Read more
I'm 34 years old my mri report say, t2 and flair hyperintensities in a deep white matter distribution , what does this mean
My mri report - t2 and flair hyperintensities in a deep white matter distribution. What does this mean?
Mri shows areas of altered signal in the periventricular deep white matter..Punctate and nonspecific...What does this mean?
Age: Believe it or not, even at your young age could mean changes that occur with hypertension. Of course if you have any neurological symptoms those should be explored further. ...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?
My 3 yr old had an MRI 2 weeks ago. Results states: "minimal nonspecific periventricular deep white matter intensities". What causes this? Prognosis?
Very Common: That is a finding that is commonly found in normal patients. It does not seem like anything to worry about, although your 3-year-old must be having some serious problems if you needed an mri. Periventricular white matter intensities are not a diagnosis, though. You have to keep looking. ...Read more
High signal MRI: This finding in MRI of brain is non-specific. Most of them are due to microvascular disease associated with high blood pressure and diabetes. Some due to old damage. Also can be seen in diseases such as multiple sclerosi. Your doctor will decide if he or she should go further base on your sign and symptoms. ...Read more
Abnormalities in deep white matter regions. Is non specific & can be seen in the setting of demyelination migraine or vasculities MRI report, explain?
GENERIC ANSWER: I have no indication as to why your doctor ordered the mri, so my answer is general. The reading of the films lists a variety of possible explanations for the white matter lesions, including blood vessel problems, multiple sclerosis, and migraine, but could also include prior head trauma, smoking, and hypertension. Suggest a conference with your doctor to discuss relevance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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