Top
20
Doctor insights on: Loss Of White Brain Matter Found After Mir

Share
1

1
Mri what does brain volume loss mean?

Mri what does brain volume loss mean?

Atrophy: 'volume loss' means that the brain has a smaller overall volume than normal. This is usually due to atrophy, which can be caused by small vessel atherosclerotic disease, alcohol intake, drug abuse, or a combination of the above. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
5 Doctors shared insights

Mri (Definition)

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


2

2
Loss of sensation in a small part of my back+acute pain like someone is pinching me over 3 months. I had brain+cervical MRI and were clean. What is it?

Loss of sensation in a small part of my back+acute pain like someone is pinching me over 3 months. I had brain+cervical MRI and were clean. What is it?

Most Likely---: A pinched nerve, sounds like a mild entrapment of the dorsal scapular nerve which runs down the middle of the scapula (a wing shaped bone in your back). Another possibility could be gastric in nature. Best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

3

3
Is it possible for MRI scans to detect brain function loss?

Is it possible for MRI scans to detect brain function loss?

MRI: Routine MRI can't assess function per se. Functional MRI (fMRI) is a technique that assesses brain function by measuring changes in blood flow to brain stuctures. However, fMRI is not in widespread clinical use, and is mostly in the research/experimental realm at this juncture. ...Read more

5

5
MRI Brain/IAC for hearing loss. Few scattered foci high signal in subcortical whites matter likely small vessel ischemic change. Could this be MS?

MRI Brain/IAC for hearing loss. Few scattered foci high signal in subcortical whites matter likely small vessel ischemic change. Could this be MS?

See neurologist: While matters changes on brain imaging is part of the diagnosis of MS, but can well have other causes. You did not mention any of the visual, balance, coordination symptoms that generally begin the diagnostic work up. Diagnosing from an MRI itself is it good medicine. If you have concerns on their significance, see a neurologist for an exam and correct diagnosis. ...Read more

6

6
My grandson is 6 years old and just had a MRI due to seizures. The result showed brain mass loss, what should we expect with this?

My grandson is 6 years old and just had a MRI due to seizures. The result showed brain mass loss, what should we expect with this?

Brain mass loss: This means that some areas of brain functions may be lost. Your neurologist will be able to tell you more about this. Hang in there. ...Read more

7

7
My mom had MRI done because she has had memory loss. Results came back that she has fatty tissue on her brain. What could this be a sign of?

My mom had MRI done because she has had memory loss. Results came back that she has fatty tissue on her brain. What could this be a sign of?

Tough to answer: First the brain itself is fatty tissue. Second, the only fatty tumors are lipomas and liposarcomas, neither of which is found inside the skull (or very, very, very rarely). So get her doctor to give you a more precise ("medical") description and explanation of what that mans functionally. ...Read more

8

8
After a weekend with memory loss an MRI showed I have poor circulation in my brain. What are warning signs of future extended memory lapses?

After a weekend with memory loss an MRI showed I have poor circulation in my brain. What are warning signs of future extended memory lapses?

Link?: Memory lapse...Mri showing poor circulation? Doesn't sound linked. Plain mris don't really show "poor circulation" as such. Could you have had transient global amnesia? Consider seeing a neurologist if you had a prolonged period of amnesia. ...Read more

9

9
I have pain in a specific spot on the right side of my head& it's been there for a month. Brain tumor? Had MRI 8 months ago. Have mem loss, scared. 18

I have pain in a specific spot on the right side of my head& it's been there for a month. Brain tumor? Had MRI 8 months ago. Have mem loss, scared. 18

Head pain: If a brain mri was normal eight months ago, that is somewhat reassuring. If you note a tender spot on the right side of your scalp, you may be dealing with neuralgia which is an irritability/mild inflammation of a superficial scalp nerve. I recommend that you consult a neurologist if symptoms don't resolve. ...Read more

10

10
Just had brain MRI with none of those symptoms, but DX is "Chronic CM". My symptoms have been memory loss, less acuity, vertigo & gait apraxia. Help?

Just had brain MRI with none of those symptoms, but DX is "Chronic CM". My symptoms have been memory loss, less acuity, vertigo & gait apraxia. Help?

See a neurologist: Not clear what is the result of MRI. Does Chronic CM mean chronic Migraine or something else. All the symptoms you described can be associated with Migraines. See a neurologist ...Read more

11

11
I have mild loss of cervical lordosis. My symptoms are imbalance and poor coordination...Brain MRI was clear. What could be the cause of these symptoms?

Ear Dysfunction: Please keep going to your health care provider. This could be related to inner ear dysfunction (labyrinthitis), but other diseases are also possible. A consultation with a neurologist may be helpful.

Loss of cervical lordosis can relate to muscle spasm, among other causes. ...Read more

12

12
What can cause brain atrophy diagnosis at 34 during MRI for ms. I suffer from short term memory loss, can this be caused from the atrophy?

What can cause brain atrophy diagnosis at 34 during MRI for ms. I suffer from short term memory loss, can this be caused from the atrophy?

Brain atrophy: I am sorry to hear about the memory problems. This is common in multiple sclerosis and yes, it correlates with the brain atrophy. Available therapy may help in slowing down the degree of progressive atrophy it occurs in ms. New data presented by Gilenya (fingolimod) (fingilimod) suggest it helps in this particular problem. Donepezil may help the symptoms of memory problems. Memantine is not recommended in ms. ...Read more

14

14
My last question- if I had a MRI of my brain with the dye, would this rule out dementia? 19 male, have severe confusion/memory loss/depersonalization

My last question- if I had a MRI of my brain with the dye, would this rule out dementia? 19 male, have severe confusion/memory loss/depersonalization

You do not have: Dementia. It is possible that an MRI with die could find something else that is causing your symptoms, but it is impossible to have dementia of the alzheimer's type at your age. In fact it's highly unlikely that you would have dementia of any kind at your age. The fact that you have confusion, memory loss, and depersonalization, all make me wonder if you do not have some form of dissociative disorder secondary to trauma. You could also have that combination from temporal lobe epilepsy. Sleep apnea can cause cognitive deficits as well. Please see the finest neurologist available in your region for a thorough checkup. If nothing comes from that then see the finest psychiatrist in your region that you possibly can. Share with them some of the thoughts that I've shared with you. ...Read more

15

15
MRI report Note is made of tissue loss in the cerebellum, predominantly in the vermis. How would that happen? 46yr old-former alcohol abuse, brain inj

MRI report Note is made of tissue loss in the cerebellum, predominantly in the vermis. How would that happen? 46yr old-former alcohol abuse, brain inj

CerbeelarAlcoholeffe: I commend you for not using Alcohol now.

Structural damage in the cerebellum of alcoholics is tissue volume loss in the anterior superior vermis due to either shrinkage or atrophy of Purkinje cells (large nerve cells that make up mu much of the volume of the vermis).
It can also happen due to head injury.

See Neurologist for Diagnosis.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy, Alcohol effects; AA meetings ...Read more

17

17
Had MRI scan of my ears. Have hearing loss in one side that's why I was sent for one. What could it be? Do you see brain also on this scan?

Had MRI scan of my ears. Have hearing loss in one side that's why I was sent for one. What could it be? Do you see brain also on this scan?

Yeah some brain's in: ...the picture....but if you had an MRI of your EARS....are you sure you didn't have something more like a high res IAC scan to check on the integrity of the inner ear apparatus? If that's the case then, not much brain better be seen because then, we've got a major leak somewhere! HA! Just teasing....but seriously, not much brain to be seen if it's an IAC because just lookin' at EAR. ...Read more

19

19
21 y/o Caucasian male with frequent episodes of vertigo. Spinning, loss of balance, ringing in ears. Brain MRI was completely normal. What causes this?

21 y/o Caucasian male with frequent episodes of vertigo. Spinning, loss of balance, ringing in ears. Brain MRI was completely normal. What causes this?

VESTIBULAR: (INNER EAR balance mechanism may be the problem and this is measurable with certain audiology/balance testing! You need a referral to an ENT (Ear Nose Throat) Specialist with an interest in vestibular disorders. Specialized diagnostic equipment is necessary! (University Teaching Hospital)
Hope this helps
DrZ ...Read more

20

20
What can cause constant migraine, loss of balance, weird things in vision and head pressure? Brain MRI clean, fibroscan normal bloodwork normal

What can cause constant migraine, loss of balance, weird things in vision and head pressure? Brain MRI clean, fibroscan normal bloodwork normal

What is a fibroscan?: Not sure what a fibroscan. A constant migraine makes a lot of the other symptoms realistic though. This would explain a normal MRI, visual distortions (like lights?) and a feeling of pressure.

Preventive medicines can help with a constant migraine. Popular choices are propranolol, topiramate and amitriptyline. Hope that helps! ...Read more