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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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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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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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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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My 3 yr old had an MRI 2 weeks ago. Results states: "minimal nonspecific periventricular deep white matter intensities". What causes this? Prognosis?

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

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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

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Abnormalities in deep white matter regions. Is non specific & can be seen in the setting of demyelination migraine or vasculities MRI report, explain?

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 more

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My MRI showed frontal horn enlargement of right lateral ventricule with septum pellucdium to the left. And patchy deep white matter changes/microangio?

My MRI showed frontal horn enlargement of right lateral ventricule with septum pellucdium to the left. And patchy deep white matter changes/microangio?

Your question is ???: Perhaps you could include a question with your information.The questions are not linked on the site so each must contain background info and a clear question to receive an answer. ...Read more

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Does an MRI result of "minimal nonspecific periventricular deep white matter intensities" correlate or rule out an autism diagnosis in a 3yr old girl?

Does an MRI result of "minimal nonspecific periventricular deep white matter intensities" correlate or rule out an autism diagnosis in a 3yr old girl?

Not correlation: Should discuss with the neurologist on what it likely represents . But I can tell you it is not known to have a significant correlation with autism by itself e.g this finding is a well established determinant one way or another is not so. Take care. ...Read more

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Mri results Scattered punctate foci of incresead T2/FLAIR signal intensity are observed inthe subcortical and deep white matter, what it means?

Mri results Scattered punctate foci of incresead T2/FLAIR signal intensity are observed inthe subcortical and deep white matter, what it means?

It usually is an: incidental age-related finding due to chronic microvascular changes, but not always. A few foci at your age are probably nothing to worry about. However, you need to talk to your doctor about what it means in your particular clinical situation. ...Read more

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My CT scan results came back deep white matter ischemic should I be concerned?

My CT scan results came back deep white matter ischemic should I be concerned?

Possibly: At your age, deep white matter ischemic changes are not common. There are a few possibilities: either you have engaged in activities that have harmed your brain (ie- excessive alcohol intake or other toxins), or you are predisposed to small vessel disease (common in diabetics) or it is possible that a demyelinating condition like ms can cause this appearance. I would recommend seeing a neurologist. ...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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