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Gliosis On Mri Of Brain
Had MRI of brain due to persistent headaches caused by head trauma. Impression mentioned mild periventricular gliosis. What does it mean?
Brain cell injury:
It means you may need more tests
'gliosis: a process leading to scars in the central nervous system that involves the production of a dense fibrous network of neuroglia (supporting cells) in areas of damage. Gliosis is a prominent feature of many diseases of the central nervous system, including multiple sclerosis and stroke. After a stroke, neurons die and disappear with replacement gliosis.'. ...Read more
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
I am 54, never smoked, no diabetes with dizziness and resting leg pain. MRI brain showed microangiopathic ischemic change and gliosis. What's this?
Ischemic change: It means cerebral small vessel disease with scarring. High blood pressure and high cholest can contribute to lack of blood supply through small blood vessels leading to lack of sufficient oxygen. Please return to your physician for further workup and treatment or consult a physician on this site. You may be a candidate for aspirin therapy. Could there be a clot causing your leg pain? ...Read more
Review with your doc: Your doctor who ordered this study can review it with you and help explain anatomy and findings. If you are just reading the report, it will be difficult to understand. ...Read more
Any place I can send my MRI of brain for a second opinion? I was told I have a 3 mm lesion found on left side of brain...Any help please?
The scan probably read as "non specific white matter changes" which is can be seen in scans of people with migraine. This is a fairly common statement in a radiology report.
The findings should be correlated with your physician's evaluation. There may be a reason to repeat the MRI in six months to a year. ...Read more
MRI of Brain: Most mr machines can now do images of the brain and the body - so as to a more "beneficial" machine most can do the job well. ...Read more
Probably not stroke: Multiple small areas of signal abnormality in the brain can result from many things. In older patients or patients with risk factors like high blood pressure or diabetes, these often do indicate previous strokes. This would be very uncommon in a 30 yo. Multiple "lesions" are usually nonspecific and can result from migraines, demyelinating disease (ms) or autoimmune conditions among other things. ...Read more
Possibly: But not definitively! Needs contrast to better define the location and extent. ...Read more
Lab says my testisterone is low. Dr says I need MRI of brain before he treats. Is this standard procedure? Seems expensive and excessive to me.
Usually not needed: If you truly have low testosterone, one needs to see if the problem is in the testicles or the pituitary/hypothalamus. If lh and fsh levels are high, the problem is in the testicles. If they are not high, one gets a prolactin level. If this is high, an MRI of the pituitary makes sense to do. If you have a normal prolactin, no headaches or visual changes, an MRI is usually not needed. ...Read more
I have viral labrynthitus, and awful vertigo for a month now. Mri of brain came back normal. How much longer does this last? The vertigo is ruining my
Never say never:
Yes, it is quite unlikely you have either ALS or MS, considering your test results. Hasn't the person who ordered these tests for you discussed this?
In medicine, few things are certain, but it is time to consider less serious causes of your symptoms. Muscle twitching is very common, and is often caused by benign conditions, such as exercise regimen changes. ...Read more
I see dark spots in the corner of my eyes when I look to the far left or right? MRI of brain was clean
Not likely brain: Visual symptoms like you describe, which change depending upon where you look, are uncommon to be from a brain disorder. An eye disorder is more likely. ...Read more
When going under anesthesia. What other than benzo, s can be used for MRI of brain an lumber spine?
There's no sign of a stroke on my MRI of brain why would I have constant numbness in face, head ect? Afor 9 months now?
? nerve palsy: Keep seeking answers, as a normal MRI is very good news and rules out stroke etc., you may have a nerve palsy of some sort, severe sinus infection causing facial parasthesias, lymes disease, variant herpes zoster infection, etc. Hopefully a diagnosis will be forthcoming, so you can start to get better. Best wishes. ...Read more