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T2 Flair Brain Lesion
38y f. Brain MRI shows left maxillary polyp, partial empty sella, small chronic ischaemic lesions in subcorticle frontoparietal white matter. Cure?
Nothing to cure: But try to prevent further damage. Maxillary sinus polyp is nothing to worry about unless sinus symptoms, then ENT consult. Partial empty sella cannot be fixed, and nothing to worry about unless abnormal pituitary function - may need to see an endocrinologist. Ischemic lesions may be within normal limits (allowed 1 per decade of life), but need to understand cause(s) and try to prevent more. ...Read more
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
Re: MRI brain - foci periventricular and subcortical resolved(?) but new foci in right frontal white matter what would this indicate?
DEMYELINATION: What you describe is a sequence of new and old lesions consistent with an active disease process. Although a number of disorders could present this way, by and far, the most likely cause is multiple sclerosis. The diagnosis needs confirmation, and treatment should be initiated asap. Do not delay, find a good neurologist (lots of them in boston). ...Read more
Neuro says MRI ok. Radio states solitary punctate focus of prolonged T2 in rt front operculum-incidental gliosis-meaning? Got test 4 tingling tongue.
Not cause of tinging: Solitary=single, punctate=pin-point (in size). Prolonged T2 refers to the timing of the MRI signal (MRI signals are obtained T1-& T2-weighted; if report only mentions T2 abnl, then prob not signif), frontal operculum=the area towards the front of the big gap/ridge on the side of the brain. Incidental=found by chance (unrelated to your symptoms). Gliosis=reaction of a nerve cell type (prob fluid/cy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI scan shows two small focal flair hot spots in either frontal lobes subcortically. Mild peri ventricular gliosis. Age related mild diffuse atrophy.
Probably not...: ...significant. A few small lesions can be seen in many patients without an underlying problem. If there is any concern, then a repeat MR in 4-6 months can be performed. Without any interval change, then you should not worry. However, atrophy at your age is more worrisome and not common, and your Doctor should examine you closely for any underlying cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Saw neuro after visual disturbance, probable migraine. MRI to r/o mass, found 3mm hyperintensity ant. parietal subcortical. Ref'd to MS specialist?
Depends: There are many lesions that appear on imaging as non-specific and can be seen in many lesions. There are exact criteria that are present which makes MRI useful in the diagnosis, discussing with another specialist might discern or eliminate this diagnosis. The finding on MRI is more consistent with migraine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm 34 years old my mri report say, t2 and flair hyperintensities in a deep white matter distribution , what does this mean
Dad,Oscar,was told stage 4 lung cancer 2.5 wks ago. 1/3 sz brain tumor removed. 3 brain lesions. In bones&pos liver. Would u cyperknife brain tomorrow?
It depends: If you are 76, your Dad must be late 80s or early 90s. At such an advanced age it may not be worth being so aggressive with terminal cancer that at such advanced stage means he has only few weeks to few months left. However, if his desire is to be aggressive, Cyberknife is an effective an low risk procedure and I would recommend it highly. Otherwise, hospice care is very appropriate. ...Read more
Left ovary numerous t2 hyperintense foci w/o abnormal
enhancement likely folicular cyst also in right ovary. T2 hyperintense focus in left hemipelvis 1.5 x 1.7 x 2.6 CM physiologic fluid noted pelvis?
24 yrs smoking.Ct found 11x10 lobular density containing punctate calcification.Posterior lumbar subcutaneous edema.Basilar atelectatic cyst.worry?
Yes . . .: Wow, smoking since 11yo? Bottom line, if screening CT scan finds something abnormal, you need to chat w/ordering physician to discuss your options regarding next step eg how to figure out what's going on. Sometimes the radiologist will suggest repeating a scan in a specific period of time if it's small & indeterminate. But this again is something best discussed w/ordering physician. Best wishes! ...Read more
Age 39 Smoker Male, Blood Sugar Normal; TIA Stroke 1 week back.Taking Ecosprin AV75. MRI Brain: Tiny ischemic foci on both froantal lobe. Any risk?
Brain MRI July2015 8mm calcified meningioma anterior front region, August 2016 a 5mm aneurism right MCA bifurfication. Are these 2 findings related?
No: Both are fairly common. I hope neither becomes troublesome ...Read more
Lumbar spine MRI found T2 bright focus within interior Rt hepatic lobe measuring 2 cm & superior medial Rt kidney measuring 2.1 cm? What could it be?
Here are some...: Glad and congratulate for getting good healthcare including deepening into MRI study. For your best possible practical benefit, you should refer this question to the doc ordering this test since he/she should know more about your medical profile than anyone online. Further online chat for such may incur unnecessary confusion, anxiety, & fear due to lacking enough space to elaborate. Best wish... ...Read more
Fna, 2 nodules left lobe. Abundant benign appearing epithelial cells, hemosiderin-laden macrophages& colloid present. Scattered microfollicles noted. Path says can't entirely rule out fillocular lesio?
Had a stg 1A/grade1 ovary mucus tumor 2013. Now have a 2.8x1.9cm cavernous hemangioma in 7th liver segment. T2 hyperintense/well margined. thoughts?
Unrelated conditions: Ovarian cancer in general has no association with cavernous hemangiomas of liver regardless of the stage of ovarian disease. One has to periodically check pelvis for possible recurrence of ovarian disease even if unlikely. Most hepatic hemangiomas are small and asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis, and they are likely to remain that way. In addition, malignant transformation has not been seen ...Read more
CT Brain shows mass prepontine cistern CPA meningioma. Symptoms consistent with diagnosis. MRI contrast show no lesion. Symptoms persist! Now what?
Very strange: Not certain what to make of the disparity between the CT scan and the MRI. In some cases, a lesion is so small that it is missed by the artifact created by the thickness of the MRI slices. I would ask your doctor if an MRI of the brainstem with "thin slices" might be reasonable to confirm/refute the CT--with and without contrast. Take care and stay healthy! ...Read more
Pineal Cyst growth: in 2011 9mm pineal cyst putting pressure on tectal plate. In 2016, MRI says same cyst 20mm flattening tectal plate. Concern?
Here we go again: Presumably you didn't just wander into an MRI facility & made an impulse purchase. Your doctor ordered the MRIs, & for a reason. The MRIs aren't the pt; you are. The doc who ordered the MRIs & knows YOU AS A WHOLE PERSON is ethically obligated to interpret the significance of the MRIs; or if (s)he can't, to find someone who can. You have a right to an explanation in terms you can understand. ...Read more
Scan at 32 wk shows arachnoid cyst 6.5 * 2.5 CM in brain.On follow up scan at 34 weeks its size is 7.5* 2.8cm with slight compression.What to do?
Brain MRI T1 Sag 2000, 2003, 2013: parieto occipital sulcus shows marked, progressive widening. The other sulci show minimally progressive widening.
7mm ovoid lesion fluid density shown within posterior inferior aspect of right basal ganglia small vessel coursing through it incidental virchow robin?
Difficult to tell: without actually looking at the scan. Virchow Robin spaces are found normally and accompany blood vessels as they penetrate the brain. They contain cerebrospinal fluid and if they expand they can look quite pathological however it would be difficult to tell for sure without looking at the scan and knowing more. Would be happy to provide a virtual consult if needed. Best of luck! ...Read more