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Doctor insights on: Possible Causes Of White Spots Showing On Brain Scan

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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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What do white spots on the brain indicate on an MRI brain scan?

What do white spots on the brain indicate on an MRI brain scan?

Nonspecific: Scattered white spots confined to the white matter of the brain are fairly common and not specific for a certain disease. White spots in a person less than 50 yrs. Old, however, are usually abnormal and may be seen with multiple sclerosis among many other entities. As one ages, these are more likely due to tiny arterial blockages and are fairly common in people over 70 yrs. Old. ...Read more

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I have dystonia and black spots on my mri brain scan - could the 2 be related? I had a rta nearly 4 years ago but symptoms since & worsened after 2yrs

I have dystonia and black spots on my mri brain scan - could the 2 be related? I had a rta nearly 4 years ago but symptoms since & worsened after 2yrs

Lesions found on : MRI's of the brain may be either unrelated to neurological symptoms or related to an active neurological disorder. History of progression of dystonia & other neurological symptoms, family history of dystonia & records of the cause & clinical course of Renal Tubular Acidosis aid a neurologist's decision to repeat an MRI of the brain for comparison & perform genetic & other medical studies. ...Read more

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12y son born w/several brown spots, was given NF1 diagnosis. He doesn't sweat, makes constant sounds unknowingly Flushed skin & tired Brain scan time?

12y son born w/several brown spots, was given NF1 diagnosis. He doesn't sweat, makes constant sounds unknowingly Flushed skin & tired Brain scan time?

See below: About 15% of people with NF1 develop brain tumors called gliomas. Gliomas usually develop in childhood, and the most common gliomas associated with NF1 are the following: •Astrocytoma •Brainstem glioma •Optic pathway glioma Discuss this with your DR. Also go to John Hopkins site for more information about NF1. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/centers_clinics/neurofibromatos ...Read more

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Which disease causes white spots on the brain and spine?

Which disease causes white spots on the brain and spine?

Multiple sclerosis: Many diseases can cause "white spots" to appear on the MRI imaging studies of the brain and spine. Multiple sclerosis is one of the most common conditions. Strokes, cancer, infection, and some other rare neurological disorders can also cause similar issues. Sometimes further physical examination, blood work, and a spinal fluid tap may be necessary to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes white spots on the brain?

What causes white spots on the brain?

?MRI report: Presume you had an MRI, and radiologist noted lesions in brain white matter. Generically, these can be due to smoking, hypertension, hardening of small arteries, aging, prior head injury, migraine, arteritis/ vasculitis, and multiple sclerosis, amongst the more common causes ...Read more

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What further testing is done to find out what caused white spots to show up on the brain when an MRI was done?

What further testing is done to find out what caused white spots to show up on the brain when an MRI was done?

Mri follow up: Tests that may be done to help find out what caused the spots on an mri could be: 1. physical exam / blood pressure check 3. blood tests 3. spinal tap Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Mri revealed white spots on brain, causes?

Mri revealed white spots on brain, causes?

Chronic blood supply: White spots or ubo are related to slow death of brain tissue due to blood flow problems. White spots get more numerous with age, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking and cholesterol issues. ...Read more

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Hello I've had 2 MRI brain scans for white spots on my brain and the expert doctors here still don't know what it is i need answers now! I've even had?

Hello I've had 2 MRI brain scans for white spots on my brain and the expert doctors here still don't know what it is  i need answers now! I've even had?

Many possibilities: Sounds like you're referring to t2 white matter hyper intensities. The possible causes are numerous. Developing some small spots is really fairly normal as one ages, but the devil is in the details of your films, your history, and your exam. Your neurologist would be best one to determine what these may be, if they are concerning, and if they require further investigation. ...Read more

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Do SSRIs cause brain cancer? I had a ct brain scan and I'm afraid to take my medication because of the medication with the radiation exposure.

Do SSRIs cause brain cancer? I had a ct brain scan and I'm afraid to take my medication because of the medication with the radiation exposure.

Not a known risk: SSRI medications are not a known risk factor for brain cancer. Radiation from a CT scan provides very very low, but not zero, risk for cancer. But, typically the diagnostic benefit of doing the scan far outweighs the very small risk of cancer. ...Read more