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What is deep white matter in the brain?

What is deep white matter in the brain?

I'll Try: You know that Hannibal movie where the guy's head was open you see brain hat you see is the grey matter. If you cut deep into a person's brain it looks more white, hence, the white matter. The fancy explanation, grey matter are the cell bodies and white matter are the axons (nerve wires). Your brain is arranged in a way where it just so happens to appear the way you see. ?W ...Read more

White Matter (Definition)

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


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Does a sroke in the left anterior cerebral territory and deep white matter cause central post stroke pain syndrome?

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

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My mri report - 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?

That will depend: on your age. For example, if you are say 50 or older then one might say this is commonly found in that age group. On the other hand , if you are say 23 years old it is not common in that age group and has other meanings. It is therefore best to talk with your doctor ...Read more

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I was wondering about the possibility to have MS. MRI (0.3T, open) showed atleast 2 deep white matter lesions approx. 4 mm.

I was wondering about the possibility to have MS. MRI (0.3T, open) showed atleast 2 deep white matter lesions approx. 4 mm.

MS is a: Clinical diagnosis, not simply an imaging diagnosis. That said, and without the images or a more complete report, two 4mm white matter lesions would likely not be indicative of a high probability of MS. These types of findings are usually incidental, and increase in frequency with age. ...Read more

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Mri shows areas of altered signal in the periventricular deep white matter..Punctate and nonspecific...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

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I'm 34 years old my mri report say, t2 and flair hyperintensities in a deep white matter distribution , what does this mean ?

I'm 34 years old my mri report say, t2 and flair hyperintensities in a deep white matter distribution , what does this mean 

























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Impossible to say: it depends on your symptoms. Why was the MRI ordered and what issues were suspected by your doctor? ...Read more

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Mr of the brain showed foci of abnormal highh signal in deep white matter?

Mr of the brain showed foci of abnormal highh signal in deep white matter?

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