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Focal lesion mid brain tegmentum on the right side involving the periaqueductal region and tectal plate, t2 flair images in mid brain. How serious is?

Focal lesion mid brain tegmentum on the right side involving the periaqueductal region and tectal plate, t2 flair images in mid brain. How serious is?

Some comments: Cannot interpret the exact nature of your lesion from your description, but would certainly have an experienced neurosurgeon evaluate. Could well be a benign chronic lesion, which may have been present for years, but regardless, get this addressed and treated, so you can feel better about this. ...Read more

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What does my mri results mean by there are a few scattered patchy t2/flair hyperintense lesions in both deep and superficial subcortical white matter?

What does my mri results mean by there are a few scattered patchy t2/flair hyperintense lesions in both deep and superficial subcortical white matter?

Ask referring doc: Even if your pictures look exactly like the one here (scattered T2 abnormalities in a woman of your age), you still wouldn't have an answer without further Dr's. exam and a detailed history. You likely had some reason to have the study done and that reason is very important to establishing a diagnosis. Sorry I can't put your mind at ease. You will need a neurologist to sort it out. ...Read more

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Need help reading mri results: inferior cerebellar tonsillar ectopia up to 12mm and a few scattered patchy white matter t2/flair hyperintense lesions?

Need help reading mri results: inferior cerebellar tonsillar ectopia up to 12mm and a few scattered patchy white matter t2/flair hyperintense lesions?

Rec direct consult.: Digging into the details of this exam should be done in consult with a radiologist &/or your neurologist. Free free to upload your MRI images and schedule a concierge appointment and I'd be happy to go through the findings and terminology with you. ...Read more

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What is meant by t2 flair hyperintense foci in brain?

What is meant by t2 flair hyperintense foci in brain?

Various causes: T2 flair is a highly sensitive but not very specific imaging protocol in mri. Without an idea of what you are looking for, the differential becomes very broad. Assuming you are a healthy 19 year old, you could see these findings with migraine, hypertension, a recent viral illness, lymes" disease, CNS infammation, etc. You should see the physician who requested the study and discuss the results. ...Read more

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I would like to request a review of my MRIs, Brain (T1 and T2 Flair), (jpegs). 2000 and 2013 series are included in my Health Tap Profile "Files".

I would like to request a review of my MRIs, Brain (T1 and T2 Flair), (jpegs). 2000 and 2013 series are included in my Health Tap Profile "Files".

Look at CONCIERGE: HealthTap CONCIERGE doctors can help you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images while in the middle of a live consultation. Look on HealthTap's site for a Concierge Radiologist in your state, and request to become his or her patient. (Doctors answering the regular, free questions are NOT able to see patients' images or photos.) ...Read more

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Mri of the brain 43 yr/female with contrast, what does "mild, symmetric, t2+flair hyperintensity to the centrum ovale and paraatrial white mattr" mean?

Mri of the brain 43 yr/female with contrast, what does "mild, symmetric, t2+flair hyperintensity to the centrum ovale and paraatrial white mattr" mean?

Nonspecific perhaps: The MRI lesions may be seen associated with migraine, prior head trauma, hypertension, atherosclerotic progression, and even multiple sclerosis, but surely is not going to provide a definitive diagnosis, on it's own. The films now need correlation with your clinical status. So, sit down with the doctor who ordered this and plan the next steps. ...Read more

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18 y/o, given brain MRI without contrast (to rule out demyelinating disease) and the results were normal aside from some subtle nonspecific T2/FLAIR hyperintensity seen in the periatrial region bilaterally? What does this mean/should I be worried?

18 y/o, given brain MRI without contrast (to rule out demyelinating disease) and the results were normal aside from some subtle nonspecific T2/FLAIR hyperintensity seen in the periatrial region bilaterally? What does this mean/should I be worried?

Why ask here?: Presumably you didn't just pass an MRI facility & decided to go in and make an impulse purchase. A doctor had to order the MRI, one who knows you. It's his/her responsibility to interpret the MRI findings as part of your overall clinical picture, or if he/she can't, to find someone who can. The MRI isn't the patient; you are. ...Read more

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What does T2 Flair minimal periventricular hypertensive signal in brain MRI means?

What does T2 Flair minimal periventricular hypertensive signal in brain MRI means?

Usually nothing: There are many reasons for FLAIR periventricular hyperintensity. Usually, especially in older people, it means changes in the blood vessels in the brain. This is often due to a combination of atherosclerosis, demyelination (loss of the "white matter" covering the nerves), and scarring. It is very common and usually clinically insignificant. This is likely your case by use of the word "minimal." ...Read more

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I had a brain MRI. ... There is a 3 llmm focus of t2/flair signalnhyperintensitynin the subcotucalvwhitev matter of the left frontal lobe?

I had a brain MRI. ... There is a 3 llmm focus of t2/flair signalnhyperintensitynin the subcotucalvwhitev matter of the left frontal lobe?

Normal: These t2 spots are like wrinkles. If you are 22 and have wrinkles, something is wrong. If you're 52.... You're 52! in fact only having 1 spot at 52 is pretty good. ...Read more

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Got MRI on brain: "report says single hyperintese t2 flair focus involving posterior aspect of right middle frontal gyrus." what does this mean?

Got MRI on brain: "report says single hyperintese t2 flair focus involving posterior aspect of right middle frontal gyrus." what does this mean?

Normal Aging process: T2 hyperintensity means an area of more water than tissue. Single focus without enhancement and diffusion scan negative region can and should be ignored in any patients beyond teen age. These foci keep increasing in number when aging proceeds. These foci increase faster in people with diabetes, hypertension etc., . ...Read more

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What does the results few tiny nonenhancing T2/FLAIR signal foci within the subcortical frontal & right temporal white matter of an MRI brain scan?

What does the results few tiny nonenhancing T2/FLAIR signal foci within the subcortical frontal & right temporal white matter of an MRI brain scan?

Blood vessels: Most likely would be blood vessels. But that also depends on why you had the test in the first place. Usually in young people we don't see too many of these white or bright spots. As we get older they show up. Ask your doctor to explain the results on general ...Read more

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What does the results few tiny nonenhancing T2/FLAIR signal foci within the subcortical frontal & right temporal white matter of an MRI brain scan? Scan was done for numbness on left side

What does the results few tiny nonenhancing T2/FLAIR signal foci within the subcortical frontal & right temporal white matter of an MRI brain scan? Scan was done for numbness on left side

It depends: Usually these types of findings are nonspecific, and most likely age related. They are generally asymptotic and there is no treatment. Occasionally they are a sign of other disorders, so speak to your physician to decide whether there is any follow up needed. ...Read more

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Can small vessel ischaemic change in the brain cause pins and needles? I am a 46 year old female and a MRI showed that I have several T2/FLAIR hyperintensities in the deep white matter of the centrum semiovale and corona radiata.

Can small vessel ischaemic change in the brain cause pins and needles? I am a 46 year old female and a MRI showed that I have several T2/FLAIR hyperintensities in the deep white matter of the centrum semiovale and corona radiata.

Possible: Tingling is also called paresthesias. These symptoms can arise from various areas in the brain, spinal cord, nerve roots or peripheral nerves. Your neurologist should perform tests to try and localize your symptoms to the neuroanatomical location. If no better explanation exists, it is certainly possible that white matter T2 hyperintensities in the corona radiata and centrum semiovale are causal. ...Read more

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Female/25 y.O. Had an MRI for syncope. Results indicate more than 9 focal areas of t2/flair hyperintensity in subcortal white matter. What's it mean?

Depends: Size, distribution and location are all important. However, this number in the 25-year-old is high.

Please see a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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A few scattered punctate foci of increased T2/flair signal of the supratentorial white matter which is nonspecific meaning?

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

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What does periventricular & subcortical white matter in both hemispheres & multiple sm foci of T2 & FLAIR hyperintensity (no larger than 3mm)mean? 44yr

What does periventricular & subcortical white matter in both hemispheres & multiple sm foci of T2 & FLAIR hyperintensity (no larger than 3mm)mean? 44yr

MRI: Well tons of reason, could be part of aging (wear and tear lesions), small strokes, infections, MS. Talk to a neurologist. ...Read more

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What conditions could cause an isolated nonspecific t2 / flair hyperintense focus in the left temporoparietal white matter in a 26y female w/1:320ana?

What conditions could cause an isolated nonspecific t2 / flair hyperintense focus in the left temporoparietal white matter in a 26y female w/1:320ana?

From: Migraines, to nothing important, to a small clot. In case of lupus you must have full criteria and have active disease. Coagulation issues may also be seen, see a rheumatologists and good luck! ...Read more

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Mri results Scattered punctate foci of incresead T2/FLAIR signal intensity are observed inthe subcortical and deep white matter, what it means?

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

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MRI results: scattered nonspecific foci of T2/FLAIR signal hyperintensity w/out associated mass effect w/in the supratentorial white matter. Meaning?

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

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What does mulitple (atlest 10)tiny t2/flair hyperintense foci in cerebral white matter, predominantly subcortical and deep white matter implies?

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 more

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Mri 3 tiny deep, subcortical t2/flair white matter foci left external capsule, right corona radiate, subcortical white matter of right post central gyrus?

Mri 3 tiny deep, subcortical t2/flair white matter foci left external capsule, right corona radiate, subcortical white matter of right post central gyrus?

Don't know: Really don't know what question you are asking, what you are describing are either microvascular changes or non-specific abnormalities that can be seen in multiple disorders. ...Read more

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MRI test found 10 small punctate foci of abnormal increased T2/FLAIR signal in white matter of both cerebral hemispheres in the subcortical region?

MRI test found 10 small punctate foci of abnormal increased T2/FLAIR signal in white matter of both cerebral hemispheres in the subcortical region?

Follow up: Please follow up with the provider who ordered the MRI, or with your primary physician to review the entire result of the scan with you in conjunction with the symptoms that prompted the scan. ...Read more

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Mri result: 3mm T2/FLAIR hyperintense focus located in the subcortical white matter of the left frontal lobe. What does this mean? Should I be alarm

Think more clearly: The MRI isn't the patient; you are. You didn't just wander into an MRI facility & make an impulse purchase. A doctor ordered the MRI, for a reason. It's his/her obligation to discuss the test result with you & correlate the facts of the case to draw a conclusion, which will likely be that the MRI finding is not clinically significant. A test is a test, & you are you. Not the same things at all. ...Read more

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Why do doctors ask to do MRI and CT scan and all I get is all normal. But it say nonspecific hypoattenuation within white matter t2 flair hyperintensi?

Why do doctors ask to do MRI and CT scan and all I get is all normal. But it say nonspecific hypoattenuation within white matter t2 flair hyperintensi?

Artifact.: What it does show is a nonspecific finding that the radiologist cannot define exactly what the character is. Also it does not show any signs specific for a disease process, tumor, cancer or other lesion. At best your primary care doctor maybe reorder another study in three months to one year later to see if there is any change if the reason you had in the first place persists. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has been having headaches, one day causing vomiting. She just had an MRI done that shows very small choroidal cyst and "few small foci of scattered white matter T2/FLAIR hyperintense signal abnormality." It says they are nonspecific and may

My 5 year old has been having headaches, one day causing vomiting. She just had an MRI done that shows very small choroidal cyst and "few small foci of scattered white matter T2/FLAIR hyperintense signal abnormality." It says they are nonspecific and may

Choroidal cysts: Are usually incidental findings and don't cause symptoms. However, a 5 year old shouldn't be having headaches and vomiting. You should see a pediatric neurologist ASAP about the scattered white matter signal abnormalities, and whether they might be contributing to the 5 year old's symptoms. ...Read more