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Doctor insights on: Few Foci Of T2 Prolongation In The Deep Cerebral White Matter

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What does mulitple (atlest 10)tiny t2/flair hyperintense foci in cerebral white matter, predominantly subcortical and deep white matter implies?

What does mulitple (atlest 10)tiny t2/flair hyperintense foci in cerebral white matter, predominantly subcortical and deep white matter implies?

See your doctor: Hyperintense white matter signals may mean nothing clinically or could be related to a host of diagnoses, including multiple sclerosis, autoimmune, etc. It has to be correlated to an exam and other testing to make any sense of it, a lot of times it is an incidental finding and means very little clinically. Your doctor will help you understand what this report means to you clinically. ...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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I have a 3 mm colloid cyst. Lately MRIs are showing "marked pontine and minimal bilateral cerebral white matter" "T2 prolongation" Can this be MS?

I have a 3 mm colloid cyst. Lately MRIs are showing "marked pontine and minimal bilateral cerebral white matter" "T2 prolongation" Can this be MS?

Need more info/Histo: We need to know additional details of your medical history such as your age?, what symptoms? And for how long have you had your symptoms? Why was the MRI of the brain done in the first place??? ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what this means scattered punctate foci of t2 hyperintense signal involving the cerebral white matter as above, non specific?

Can you please tell me what this means scattered punctate foci of t2 hyperintense signal involving the cerebral white matter as above, non specific?

MRI finding: The conduction fibers carry signals from the neurons in the cortex layer thru the brain axons. The imaging of these fibers using T2 signals picks up the changes to the myelin structure described above.
The distribution as punctate often is the end result of a microvascular insufficiecy or from injuries or migraine. The clinical importance should be discussed with the neurologist. ...Read more

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MRI Brain was done it showed scattered white matter foci of increased T2 prolongation. I DO NOT have migraines, h bp or diabetes.

MRI Brain was done it showed scattered white matter foci of increased T2 prolongation. I DO NOT have migraines, h bp or diabetes.

Nonspecific: Certainly, these findings are not diagnostic for any entity, and may represent old head injury, prior cigarette smoking, or even changes in arteries as you become older. Unlikely to suggest MS at age 50, but could be explanation in younger age groups. Ask your doctor to correlate with reason the MRI was done. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a MRI (brain) says there are ten small t2 hyperintense foci within the periventricular deep white matter?

What does it mean when a MRI (brain) says there are ten small t2 hyperintense foci within the periventricular deep white matter?

Why was MRI done?: The spots could well be associated with prior head injury, migraine, cigarette smoking, hypertension, but could be c/w ms. Return to your doctor and spend some sufficient time to clarify significance in your case. ...Read more

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My MRI states: There is a single region of three foci of T2 prolongation within the white matter. Neurologist isn't worried. What does this mean?

My MRI states: There is a single region of three foci of T2 prolongation within the white matter. Neurologist isn't worried. What does this mean?

No worries: This report means that this tissue has different characteristics (has more water) than the surrounding tissue. That being said, the significance of any test finding - i.e., blood, ECG, imaging or other - depends on the context of your overall picture. So, in the greater scheme of things, your neurologist apparently feels these findings aren't significant. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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MRI test found 10 small punctate foci of abnormal increased T2/FLAIR signal in white matter of both cerebral hemispheres in the subcortical region?

MRI test found 10 small punctate foci of abnormal increased T2/FLAIR signal in white matter of both cerebral hemispheres in the subcortical region?

Follow up: Please follow up with the provider who ordered the MRI, or with your primary physician to review the entire result of the scan with you in conjunction with the symptoms that prompted the scan. ...Read more

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What does scattered small foci of t2 hyperintensity in the subcortical white matter means. This is from my mri brain w/o contrast test results?

What does scattered small foci of t2 hyperintensity in the subcortical white matter means. This is from my mri brain w/o contrast test results?

These: Are usually due to age-related microvascular changes, and are common incidental MRI findings as we age. However, there are other potential less-likely causes, so you should talk to your doctor about the significance of this finding in your particular case. ...Read more

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What does the results few tiny nonenhancing T2/FLAIR signal foci within the subcortical frontal & right temporal white matter of an MRI brain scan?

What does the results few tiny nonenhancing T2/FLAIR signal foci within the subcortical frontal & right temporal white matter of an MRI brain scan?

Blood vessels: Most likely would be blood vessels. But that also depends on why you had the test in the first place. Usually in young people we don't see too many of these white or bright spots. As we get older they show up. Ask your doctor to explain the results on general ...Read more

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What does the results few tiny nonenhancing T2/FLAIR signal foci within the subcortical frontal & right temporal white matter of an MRI brain scan? Scan was done for numbness on left side

What does the results few tiny nonenhancing T2/FLAIR signal foci within the subcortical frontal & right temporal white matter of an MRI brain scan? Scan was done for numbness on left side

It depends: Usually these types of findings are nonspecific, and most likely age related. They are generally asymptotic and there is no treatment. Occasionally they are a sign of other disorders, so speak to your physician to decide whether there is any follow up needed. ...Read more

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I have chronic small vessel ischemia of bilateral cerebral white matter. How bad is it. Narrative?

I have chronic small vessel ischemia of bilateral cerebral white matter. How bad is it. Narrative?

Non-specific: Assuming this is on an MRI, it’s a relatively non-specific finding which can be found in diagnoses as varied as hypertension, diabetes, Lyme disease, MS and migraine headaches. Really depends on your age, medical history and symptomatology. This finding really can’t be properly interpreted in isolation. ...Read more

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What does hypodensity in the cerebral white matter mean?

What does hypodensity in the cerebral white matter mean?

Context: This is highly dependent on what the clinical context is, and could mean a variety of different things. You should speak with your ordering physician who can discuss in the context of the clinical situation. ...Read more

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Can cerebral/white matter scarring/calcification due to TORCH infection cause temporal lobe epilepsy? Can TLE cause aggressive explosive behavior?

Can cerebral/white matter scarring/calcification due to TORCH infection cause temporal lobe epilepsy? Can TLE cause aggressive explosive behavior?

Yes: It is common that after sustaining scarring of the brain (due to infection, tumors, surgery or brain damage) for a person to suffer seizure type disorders such as temporal lobe epilepsy. Many symptoms accompany these disorders such as behavioral and personality changes, memory and reasoning problems, among others. Proper pharmacological treatment by a neurologist and behavioral therapy helps. ...Read more

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What's my MRI results mean? This was what summary said. A small non specific foci of increased signal intensty in deep white matter of both cerebral

Probably nothing: Sounds benign. Ask your doctor. The doctor who ordered the MRI is ethically obligated to review the MRI with you and to interpret the findings as they relate to you specifically; or, if they can’t, to find someone who can. Remember that. ...Read more

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Explain: Minimal punctate FLAIR/T2 hyperintensities are present in the subcortical & deep white matter of the cerebral hemispheres. (Otherwise normal)?

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 more

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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

DETAIL OF MRI: This question is quite specific. You should discuss the results with the physician who ordered the test for you. ...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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When MRI show multiple foci of increased t2 weighted flair signal intensity in the deep white matter tracts, is nortriptyline 10mg the best medicine?

When MRI show multiple foci of increased t2 weighted flair signal intensity in the deep white matter tracts, is nortriptyline 10mg the best medicine?

Unclear: The findings you describe are radiological and generally don't represent active brain pathology. Infrequently they may associated with inflammatory processes or small vessel vascular disease. I would discuss it with a neurologist. Radiological findings are not usually treated unless there is a clear disease process associated with them. ...Read more

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Mri 3 tiny deep, subcortical t2/flair white matter foci left external capsule, right corona radiate, subcortical white matter of right post central gyrus?

Mri 3 tiny deep, subcortical t2/flair white matter foci left external capsule, right corona radiate, subcortical white matter of right post central gyrus?

Don't know: Really don't know what question you are asking, what you are describing are either microvascular changes or non-specific abnormalities that can be seen in multiple disorders. ...Read more

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Dizzy memory bal issue fainted mri scattered foci t2 periventricular/deep white matter nonspecific compatible with chronic microvascular changes.?

Dizzy memory bal issue fainted mri scattered foci t2 periventricular/deep white matter nonspecific compatible with chronic microvascular changes.?

Very common: Very common read on an MRI but at the same time, hard to make an assessment without actually seeing the pictures. Also, there are a number of medical conditions NOT related to the brain that will result in passing out, so follow up with whoever ordered the MRI to seek the next step. ...Read more

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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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Could cryofibrinogenemia cause multiple t2 hyperintensities in the periventricular and deep white matter of the brain?

Could cryofibrinogenemia cause multiple t2 hyperintensities in the periventricular and deep white matter of the brain?

Mixed cryoglobulin: Most of the literature regarding cryoglobulinemia and neurologic complications is in reference to peripheral neuropathies and not central nervous system dysfunction. Hence, another cause should be sought for the mr abnormalities.
Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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In a 45 yr old, what are the possible causes of multiple small t2 hyperintensities in periventricular and deep white matter of brain if spine clear and not in MS pattern? Significant or dismiss?

In a 45 yr old, what are the possible causes of multiple small t2 hyperintensities in periventricular and deep white matter of brain if spine clear and not in MS pattern? Significant or dismiss?

Usually strokes: It depends on the patient's history. Migraines have been associated with hyperintense spots in the brain. Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, hypertension, or hyperlipidemia may cause "silent" small strokes which can also take on a similar experience. Have a neurologist evaluate you as a whole in conjunction with the mri, not just the MRI alone. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a t2 prolongation on brain mri is getting larger?

Very complicated ans: Without going into the physics of MRI (which I doubt even the most ardent Radiologist could explain), prolongation of the T2 signal (a bright area on T2-weighted images) generally means a higher water content - swelling from stroke, inflammation, tumors, infections can cause this. If you've had multiple MRIs, increasing prolongation may not mean much as each MRI is obtained differently. ...Read more

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Brain MRI shows periventricular deep white matter T2 hyperintensity bilaterally and slightly asymmetrical. What does this mean for my three year old?

Brain MRI shows periventricular deep white matter T2 hyperintensity bilaterally and slightly asymmetrical. What does this mean for my three year old?

Neurologist: There can be several causes for the above abnormal findings and they usually are explained by some sort of brain injury or trauma. Abnormal brain MRIs in a young child need to be evaluated by a specialist. You should have the child seen by a pediatric neurologist to review the complete history and have a physical exam. ...Read more

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Can small vessel ischaemic change in the brain cause pins and needles? I am a 46 year old female and a MRI showed that I have several T2/FLAIR hyperintensities in the deep white matter of the centrum semiovale and corona radiata.

Can small vessel ischaemic change in the brain cause pins and needles? I am a 46 year old female and a MRI showed that I have several T2/FLAIR hyperintensities in the deep white matter of the centrum semiovale and corona radiata.

Possible: Tingling is also called paresthesias. These symptoms can arise from various areas in the brain, spinal cord, nerve roots or peripheral nerves. Your neurologist should perform tests to try and localize your symptoms to the neuroanatomical location. If no better explanation exists, it is certainly possible that white matter T2 hyperintensities in the corona radiata and centrum semiovale are causal. ...Read more

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Brain MRI results " few scattered nonspecific punctuate focal areas of T2 prolongation subcortacally within both frontal lobes" Just diagnosed with R?

Brain MRI results " few scattered nonspecific punctuate focal areas of T2 prolongation subcortacally within both frontal lobes" Just diagnosed with R?

What rad reports say: Understanding radiology reports can be challenging. "Nonspecific" usually means cause unclear/many possible causes and often implies "low concern". Generally speaking, " few. Nonspecific. Focal. T2. frontal lobes" in a young woman probably are just Virchow-Robin spaces (no concern) but the specific pt. History is very important. I don't know what "Just diagnosed with R? " means. ...Read more