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Microangiopathic Disease Of The Brain
I had an MRI done of my brain. I was told it showed that I have mild microvascular disease of the brain. What is that and should I be concerned?
A very common findin: This is a common finding on MRI of us senior folks. At this point, this is not a worrisome finding, of course, depending on why the MRI was performed in the first place.
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
At different times over the past 2 years on both my brain and heart MRI there has been noted "chronic microvascular disease" changes. What is this?
Tiny artery disease: Micro vascular disease is inside matrix changes with decrease blood flow in tiny arteries effecting brain, heart and kidneys. Also known arteriosclerosis and different from large blood vessel disease[atherosclerosis]with no plaques. Causes are blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, uric acid, arthritis, poly cystic ovary. Effects;mini stroke, angina, heart attack and kidney failure. Treat the disease.
I had an MRI done an it says mild patchy white matter hyperintensity of the pons is stable likely representing microangiopathic disease mean what doe?
What does "microangiopathic changes in brain scan" mean? Particularly in conjunction with hypertension (on scan)?
Scan: Microangiopathic implies small vessel changes. These changes are not uncommon with hypertension
If a person has microangiopathic ischemic changes and involutional changes in his brain, could this cause frequent headaches?
No: At your age it would be more surprising if you DIDN'T have such changes. This is extremely common, and doesn't cause headaches. Someone your age who has the new onset of frequent headaches should see their doctor. There are a couple of diagnoses that should be ruled out.See 2 more doctor answers
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?
Signal alteration involving the deep and Periventricular white matter is nonspecific but may represent minimal chronic microangiopathic change.?
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MRI shows microangiopathic changes of the white matter in both hemispheres. Taking Lamictal and have follow up next week. Should I be upset bc I am!
UNCLEAR QUESTION: Not understanding what you are asking so will comment on what you mentioned. At age 37, unless you possess a vasculitis or have uncontrolled hypertension or smoking, the "microangiopathic" interpretation is totally misleading. You don't say why you take Lamictal, so not sure why you might or might not be upset. Help us to help you. Tell us what you need us to help with.
MRI Noted "microangiopathic ischemia with significant white matter changes advanced for patient age (30-35)." What further consultation, examination, and/or testing is needed to determine significance where no risk factors are present (no diabetes, hyper
You should see: A neurologist to minimize further worsening of your condition.
Vascular/hematologic: Depends on the source of the microangiopathy. If it is age/atherosclerosis there are progression risk reduction strategies such as blood pressure, lipid control. If you have a microangiopathic hemolysis, that requires a specialist and is an urgent matter that requires immediate evaluation and management.See 2 more doctor answers
Clinically: This is a clinical diagnosis when stress tests and angiograms reveal no significant obstructions but individuals still have anginal symptoms...In particular diabetics.
Microvascular diseas: It is difficult to explain it this limited space. Refer to the following website for simplistic explanation: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/conditions/heartattack/symptomsdiagnosisofheartattack/coronary-microvascular-disease-mvd_ucm_450320_article. Jsp.
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