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Old Infarction Head Of Caudate Nucleus
Lacunes: Lacunes are small deep cerebral infarcts due to a primary arterial disease. They are usually located in the basal ganglia, internal capsule and pons usually in hypertensive patients. They are rare in the white matter of the cerebral hemispheres. See a neurologist if those findings belong to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more
Mri report-multiple old ischemic areas in the periventricular white matter bilaterally-cerebral and cerebellar atrophy. A- 72 yrs, w66kg serious? Sugge
Ischemic changes: Mri scans are sensitive for picking up signs of ischemia or old stroke. Sometimes, the patients may not have any symptoms. Sometimes the symptoms are subtle and the patients recover. The risks factors for these findings include high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, alcohol use. The best treatment is to get these risk factors under control. Work with your doctor on this. ...Read more
My uncle is currently in ICU and his MRI suggests that he has tiny acute infarcts involving left cerebeller hemisphere, left temporal lobe and right deep frontal periventricular region. Other findings suggest acute haemotoma in left caudate nucleus, chron
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SIR,what is mean by FAINT HYPODENSITY OF RIGHT HALF OF BRAIN STEM AND RIGHT PEREBELTAR TEDUNCLE FEEDS MRI BRAIN FOR FURTHER CHARACTERIZATION.plz reply?
Vascular Disease: I can guess you are saying hypodense lesions in right brain stem and right cerebellar peduncle. Reader is suggesting MRI of Brain to further clarify. Many such lesions are due to vascular disease but there are other reason that is why you may need MRI. If you provide actual report could give you more specific answer. ...Read more
A risk factor: Regardless of the age of the prior stroke, you need to fully assess all relevant risk factors and start a protective anti-platelet med such as aggrenox, and perhaps lipitor (atorvastatin). Issue is not the prior lacunar infarct, but what may occur in future instead. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother, 84, MRI scan> subacute infarcts, bilateral frontal lobes, small vessel ischematic changes inthe basal ganglia, periventricular white matter?
Small vessel disease: Mri in a 84 years old lady showing infarcts and small vessel disease means she is having ministrokes. That is very common in that age group. If she has heart disease or carotid artery disease or risk factors like high BP or diabetes or high lipids they should be controlled and she should follow up with her dr who can give her further recommendations. ...Read more
Please advise what is the meaning of " lacunar infarct in left periventrikuler and brainstem infark"?
My father of 52 years MRI report's " infovour of tiny infarcts within
frontal lober of both cerebral hemispheres'
is it serious ?
Risk factors: Do not understand the hedged verbiage on the report, but the findings, if real, suggest a strong risk of future significant strokes, and the underlying causation needs to be treated and controlled. Problems include hypertension, high blood fats, diabetes, and smoking. Medicines to prevent strokes are readily available. See a neurologist asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ct of brain shows multiple old right and a single left chronic thalamic lacunar infarcts measuring up to 1 CM noted. What does all that mean?
Please tell the treatment of " chronic infarct in left periventricular white matter in frontal region with age related gross diffuse cerebral atrophy"?
What does this mean,there is a small old appearing cortical infarction in the superior anterior right cerebellar hemisphere superiorly?
Prior stroke: The films are indicative of older cerebral lack of blood flow causing a small stroke. Since this has occurred, there is risk of future stroke, and underlying cause should be sought. Consideration for medication to prevent further strokes very pertinent. Time to have full neurological evaluation. ...Read more
"a small region of hypodensity is noted in white matter of superior to right para ventricular that can suggest focal ischemic area" iCT of brain. mean?
Cerebral ischemia: Focal ischemia indicates a specific region in the brain that has not gotten sufficient oxygen. It can be due to uncontrolled hypertension, trauma, stroke, atherosclerosis, etc. MRI is better than CT for imaging the brain. If you have concerning neurological symptoms, see a neurologist for further evaluation. http://sullydog.com/sullysites/qm/brainischemia101syllabus/syllabus/presentation1_9_1.html ...Read more
36 yr old woman - mra came back clear. Mri showed focal region of encephalomalacia w/in posterior aspect of right cerebellar hemisphere. Meaning?
Bilateral frontal lobe subcortical white matter showing evidence of small vessel ischemic changes. Is this serious?
NONSPECIFIC : Although the films were read as suggesting ischemia, location might also suggest prior head trauma, congenital lesions of no consequence, genetic or hereditary issues, even underlying inflammatory condition. This is only "serious", if clinically you are having stroke symptoms or you possess uncontrolled blood pressure or elevation of blood lipids. Likely quite non-diagnostic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Termnl zones myelination seen in bilateral posterior periventricular white matter - brain MRI epilepsy protocol of my 13 yr son. What does it mean?
Unusual: Terminal zones of myelination refers to maturation of the covering of the nerves (myelin) in the brain. It's a bit unusual in 13 year old children. A child/pediatric neurologist would be better able to explain these findings to you in the context of your child's clinical condition. ...Read more
What causes acute memory loss, PBA, confusion 166/121 BP high rbc/ platlet/ wbc& a 1 CM foci of demyl. In the splendum of the corpus callosum?
CIS vs MS vs stroke: You have a demyelinating lesion in the back part of your corpus callosum . This can be due to MS , clinically isolated syndrome or something else. Your ability to process vision may be affected. I do not have enough information to comment on the abnormal blood count. Based on what has been ordered it appears that you are in good hands. ...Read more
MRI brain w infarct: This study should be discussed thoroughly with the doc. Diagnosis can't be made w/o clinical correlation. An infarct is a stoke, caused by lack of blood flow to the named areas leading to cell death. A l thalamic infarct should result in either behavioral/cognitive changes or sensorimotor deficits, or both. Internal capsule infarct may result in facial paralysis, arm weakness, & sensory loss. ...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
Father of 52 MRI report's " infovour of tiny infarcts within frontal lober of both cerebral hemispheres' is it serious and treatment ?
Specialist: Well- it's not life threatening- if that is what you are asking. However it can cause progressive dementia and severe headaches. A good neurologist should help. Also need to find out where these infarcts coming from---- is your heart sending out emboli? Is their defect in blood? Or is their local trauma? ...Read more
Sister's Mri shows "chronic infarct involving right caudate nucleas and anterior limb of right internal capsule".Is it serious?How much?and cure pls!!
Chronic infarct: Any stroke is serious. A "chronic" infarct is one that has occurred in the past. The damage is done and there is no cure per se. If the stroke was small, there may be little or no permanent impairment. Once a stroke has already occurred, it is important to prevent future strokes. A search for possible etiologic factors, such as vascular disease or hypertension, is important. ...Read more
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