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Autonomic neuropathy sympts for 21mths.Anti hu tested neg. Could this be a paraneoplastic neurological syndrome?My GP says don't worry PNS rare. Ideas
Neurology/ radiology.What is brain rot? Answers welcome in simple terms.Is it organic or disease?Is it neurovascular? Neurodegeneration? Toxicology?
Atrophy: Brain rot is a crude description of atrophy of the brain seen on ct or MRI scans. One can make educated guesses, based on the patient's history or exam, what the underlying problem might be. Age-related, alcohol, vascular or degenerative disease, are some potential causes. A detailed evaluation by your physician can help make the diagnosis. ...Read more
MRI brain results Impression- there is cerebral atrophy with subcortical WMC, consistent wit microangiopathic disease, demyelination, or giliosis?
Covering the bases: That signal that is seen in patients who age is seen very frequently. Most of the time it is what has become known as microangiopathic disease or small vessel disease. Demyelination and gliosis come with a more notable history. Gliosis or scarring and demyelination also produces symptoms that MRI is useful for. Depends on why you had the MRI in the first place. The first entity more common than 2 ...Read more
Left vocal chord paralysis. Mri scattered pv & sc wm flair nonspecific. Atypical for ms. I am 55 no high BP or migraine. Is MS stil a possibility?
L5s1 protusion 12/52.Failed nerve block4pain.Foot drop.Nuero consult said reflexes brisk all over\sending me 4 upper back\brain scan.Why when lumbar back is issue? Could MS be a considetation here?
COMPLEX ISSUES: Would suggest that the foot drop most likely due to discogenic compression of l-5 nerve root, but suspect that your neurologist is checking for potential degenerative changes in neck and upper back in addition. Unlikely that ms is explanation for your brisk reflexes, but maybe the fatigue raises suspicion in the mind of your doctor, so attempt to provide fuller explanation being sought. ...Read more
Brain MRI says satisfactory intraluminal signal is noted in distal carotid vertebral and basilar arteries. Unremarkable brain MRA. What does this mean?
Normal vessels.: means normal vessels.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lambert Eaton: syndrome is an uncommon disorder of neuromuscular junction transmission with the primary clinical manifestation of muscle weakness. Knowledge of subtle clinical features and laboratory abnormalities that accompany LEMS permits the early identification of the disorder. Early recognition is particularly important because of its strong association with small cell lung cancer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
?+oligoclonal in csf, + opt neuritis,vep abn,EMG Abn, ocular CT abn,neuro cog test abn. No lesions. ? MS. +s/s- n/t legs,balance,speech.ms imitat.Neg
Clarification: You have multiple issues, and most would strongly implicate MS. But if an MRI of both brain and spinal cord is normal, you do NOT have MS. However, several other possibilities exist, and you need to clarify your diagnosis. May help to obtain another opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
MRI impression:mild disc bulge C3-C4,mild lumbar hypertrophic disease in facet joints, may-thurner syn,ovarian venous incompetency.Neuro says normal?
Dx-chiari 1. Mri shows increased t2 in sulci of post. Cer. Hemispheres; not abnormal w/contrast. Chiari-related, or something else?/what does it mean?
Lesion: Your neurologist is best one to explain results. ...Read more
Mri Report Says Posterocentral Disc Protrusion At l4/l5 Level, Compressing Thecal Sac.compres is in center,in my case is it Cauda Equina Syndrome???
Probably not: You are right in saying the protrusion is in the center and pushing back toward the area where the cauda equina is, but cauda equina syndrome is characterized by really severe back pain usually associated with numbness in the legs and bowel and bladder incontinence or retention. It is not subtle, and usually requires severe compression of the canal, which was not mentioned by you. ...Read more
Morning glory disk anomaly with ipsilateral capillary hemangioma, agenesis of the internal carotid artery, and horner syndrome: a variant of phaces syndrome?
Periventricular isch chnges, infarcts both cerebral hemispheres incl rt parietal? Vascular event.Blood & vessels ok.Next check pfo, but could it be ms
Possible, but...: Fine to check for pfo, but real question involves potentials for stroke. You could have cadasil, which is a genetic disorder. A spinal tap could assist in diagnosis perhaps. Vasculitis, arteritis, even sjogren's might be considered. Description not necessarily ms, but part of considerations. ...Read more
Bilateral babinski/hoffman, hyperreflexia , spasticity, voice gravely, progressive +5 yrs, MRI , spinal tap normal, doc denies mnd. Family normal. ?
Went to dr for clumsiness.I had hyperreflexsia legs/arms jaw jerk present positive hoffman's sign babinski present & clonus. Neuro. ordered MRI. ??
Dr ordered MRI: What is your question? Is your question why the doctor ordered an MRI? Please state the reason the doctor gave for ordering an MRI, and also, an MRI of what? Brain? Heart? Left foot? If you did not ask the doctor the reason, please state why not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protrusion: Depends on what you mean by protrusion? A chiari technically has to be more than 3mm to be called a chiari. Chiari i are incidental findings on many images. There are certain things to look for: downbeat nystagmus, sensory deficits of the body, synrinx (interal expansion of the spinal cord). These are all good reasons to "do something" about a chiari. ...Read more
Saw neuro after visual disturbance, probable migraine. MRI to r/o mass, found 3mm hyperintensity ant. parietal subcortical. Ref'd to MS specialist?
Depends: There are many lesions that appear on imaging as non-specific and can be seen in many lesions. There are exact criteria that are present which makes MRI useful in the diagnosis, discussing with another specialist might discern or eliminate this diagnosis. The finding on MRI is more consistent with migraine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My MRI brain show coalescing granulomata measur 8x 4 mm abutting the cuneus rt side. Neuro told likely neurocysticircosis in dgnrative stag pl adv.
Cystercercosis: If you do have an infection with taenia solium, or the pork tapeworm, you might be able to confirm with stool samples which may contain eggs. Since you have a lesion already documented, this does raise a risk of potential seizure activity, and you should discuss with your doctor whether or not it is wise to go on anti-epileptic drug. ...Read more
Help me, 59yrf-dercum's disease, lymphedema, ans disorder, heart disease- mi x3, 10+herniated discs, autoimmunity, gastroparesis, duodenitis w nodule?
Too many issues here: If you do have all these listed problems, you need a good internist to take care of you and guide you further. Health matters get complicated if you truly have more than one or 2 ailments and you need long term care for any such diseases that are chronic in nature. You need a good primary care doctor to guide you for the long term. ...Read more