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Nonspecific White Matter Hyperintensities
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
What does scattered althought predominantely bilateral frontal, subcortical white matter punctuate foci of signal abnormality mean?
Maybe nonspecific: If you have migraine, such white matter lesions are usually posterior, and if you had head trauma, the location may be more anterior, but both head and neck trauma could cause some increased foci. The demyelinating lesions of ms would be periventicular at right angles, but in the elderly such lesions might be c/w microvacular angiopathy, or even binwanger's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI results: scattered nonspecific foci of T2/FLAIR signal hyperintensity w/out associated mass effect w/in the supratentorial white matter. Meaning?
It is hard...: ...to comment on an MRI without knowing clinical details. The radiologist should have put his/her impression in the report and that may provide additional information. However, the physician who ordered the MRI would be the best person from whom to seek an explanation. Wish you the best. ...Read more
It means: there are small areas of MRI signal changes in the white matter of your brain next to the ventricles and grey matter(cortex). Usually this is an incidental, age-related finding. Sometimes it can be a sign of other white matter diseases like MS. The finding has to be correlated with your clinical picture to assess the significance, so talk to your doc about the results. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does scattered foci off adnormal t/2 flair hyperintensity within the periventricular white matter? Mri was ordered for MS symptoms
A few scattered punctate foci of increased T2/flair signal of the supratentorial white matter which is nonspecific meaning?
See below: It means you may have tiny lesions in white matter where nerve fibers extend away from nerve cells. The increased signals may indicate areas of injury due to ischemia (lack of oxygen) or other causes. They are too small and few in number to be significant. If you are worried, discuss your concerns with your Dr. You can change your diet, exercise regularly, manage stress and quit smoking if you do. ...Read more
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
Few Scattered 2-3 mm T2 Hyperintense non-specific supratentorial foci involving subcortical white matter. This was my MRI impression. please explain?
Nonspecific: Nonspecific findings are nonspecific. Small whilte mater lesions are common and can be due to local ischemia ( lack of blood flow) or inflammation or small infarcts. In the absence of clinical findings they are likely nothing to worry about. What was the reason for your MRI? If vasculitis or M.S is a concern, your doctors will followup and you should get repeat MRI. ...Read more
Mri result very few scattered punctate foci of flair 2 signal abnormality seen in periventricular and subcortical white matter. history concussion, htn?
More likely HTN: Mri scans that demonstrate the scattered periventricular signal changes are likely showing changes from hypertension. This is a typical location for this. Severe concussions may show some signal abnormalities along the white matter tracks (diffuse axonal injury) rather than in the periventricular zones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri says scattered white matter, also says no lessions or mass effect detected, isn't scattered white matter lesions?
Yes, but...: Nonspecific abnormality (lesion). From your submission, there are no masses, clots, tumors, increased pressure in the brain, etc.-all reassuring. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
MRI showed moderate supratenatorial white matter disease suspicious of demyelinating process. Multiple nodular foci periventricular Could you explain?
Concern for MS, But: Phyllis, talk to the doctor who ordered the MRI, since he/she can interpret the MRI in the context of the symptoms that brought you to the clinic. In some cases, periventricular white matter lesions are the result of migraines, old head trauma, neuron migration issues, or MS. It is hard to know from just a description of the MRI which is the cause. Good Luck and Stay Healthy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bilateral frontal lobe subcortical white matter showing evidence of small vessel ischemic changes. What does this mean?
Subcortical ischemia: This translates to changes in the smaller blood vessels that lead to loss of blood flow to the area and then scarring. Somewhat like a small silent stroke and frequently seen in people with migraines. The opinions about this have swayed from very worried, to common and mundane and more recently back to looking to stop the damage (help the blood flow, oxygen and glucose status optimize). ...Read more
Worry? MRI:Parenchymal vol. loss of brain & min.T2 signal in periventric white matter & scatter foci of abnormT2 signal rt frontal/parietal subcortcal
Mri report "few punctate like hyperintensity foci scattered in the supratentorial white matter , the lesions is not typical of m.S " what's it mean?
It means: That there are tiny spots in your brain matter above the cerebellum that are not in a pattern typical of multiple sclerosis. Beyond that your neurologist will have to figure out what caused them and whether they correlate with any of your symptoms, or whether they are meaningless findings because of the incredible ability of the scan to pick up even unimportant " lesions." best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My MRI found multiple frontal punctate subcortical white matter foci appreciated notable in the frontal lobes. What does this mean?
Sign of Age: You often see these as we get older, especially if you have high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol. The small blood vessels in the brain, like everywhere in the body, can get clogged with cholesterol, especially if you have high blood pressure and diabetes which makes the vessels less elastic. ...Read more
Many things: Your question probably relates to a finding which is usually seen on a MRI report. In general, there are individuals with silent infarcts in the white matter that are due usually to hypertension. The radiographic finding that is reported is seen as small, punctuate white dots, that can be small vessel disease, infection, vasculitis, or a variant of normal. ...Read more
Mild atrophy with fairly prominentperiventricular and subcortical nonspecific white matter changes. Chronic. What does this mean?
See below: These findings are not uncommon in older persons. They are nonspecific but are more frequently related to chronic small vessel ischemic disease from diabetes or hypertension. The more severe the findings, the more likely they may be related to future development of vascular dementia. If the findings are in a young person, they could be from mutlple sclerosis or other causes & need further eval. ...Read more
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