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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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What is hyper densities in periventricular white matter ischemia? Is it a serious problem.what is the treatment?

What is hyper densities in periventricular white matter ischemia? Is it a  serious problem.what is the treatment?

Depends.....: It depends on the age , Medical hx, symptom and sign for which the test was done. It can affect brain function, cause neuropathy, palsy....... ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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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


Dr. Corey Clay
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45 yo f MRIs: . 2009:3 foci of white matter hyperintensity. Possible remote small vessel ischemia 2015:scattered areas of hyperintensity. Concerning?

45 yo f MRIs: .
2009:3 foci of white matter hyperintensity.  Possible remote small vessel ischemia
2015:scattered areas of hyperintensity.
Concerning?

Hard to know: Radiologists are trained to report on images without knowing anything about a patient. This way, everything gets included; even findings that are normal for most people. For a person with family history of early onset dementia and cardiovascular disease, for example, these findings could be meaningful. You can consider a virtual c/s w/ neurologist to review the images and in context. ...Read more

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Dr. Joy Jackson
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Had a brain MRI and it states the findings are associated with mild traumatic brain injury (i was i an accident in dec 2011) states also the white matter found which is bilateral is no evidence for acute ischemia or cerebral parenchymal bleed. This was g

The : The good news is that there was no bleeding found in your brain or areas that are damaged due to lack of oxygen. Mild traumatic brain injury is a fancy way to say concussion. A concussion is defined as the result of the forceful motion of the head or impact causing a brief change in mental status or loss of consciousness for less than 30 minutes. Common symptoms include: fatigue headaches visual disturbances memory loss poor attention/concentration sleep disturbances dizziness irritability emotional disturbances depression seizures an important thing to note, is that these symptoms may not be present or noticed at the time of injury. It could take days or even weeks before any symptoms appear, and usually go unnoticed. There is nothing to worry about, you will be just fine. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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MRI white matter disease in bilateral cerebral hemisphere; this may be seen with moderate chronic ischaemia versus inflammation/demylination. Worried.

MRI white matter disease in bilateral cerebral hemisphere; this may be seen with moderate chronic ischaemia versus inflammation/demylination. Worried.

Worried ?: I suggest you contact your neurologist right away to explain the findings. The idea is to find out whats going on so that you don't have to worry !. You might consider consulting with one of us. Thats what we do ! www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Nahm
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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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Dr. Martin Morell
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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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Dr. Paul Velt
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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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Dr. James Cunnar
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Flair hyperintensities seen within the deep white matter of the bilateral frontal and parietal lobes. Less then 3mm in size? Should i be worried?

Flair hyperintensities seen within the deep white matter of the bilateral frontal and parietal lobes. Less then 3mm in size? Should i be worried?

Not yet: Unless you have symptoms, these are likely normal variants. Even migraine headaches can cause some changes on mri. Discuss with the physician who ordered the test. ...Read more

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Ischemia (Definition)

Ischemia is a symptom in which a person does not have enough blood supply to a part of the body, making that part of the body "ischemic". For example, in a heart attack, a coronary artery is blocked so blood cannot get to the heart muscle beyond the blockage point. The heart muscle lacking ...Read more


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