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Doctor insights on: T2 Frontal White Matter Lesions

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White Matter (Definition)

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


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MRI found mild scattered foci of abnormal T2 signal are demonstrated in peri ventricular white matter, particularly along frontal convexities.?

MRI found mild scattered foci of abnormal T2 signal are demonstrated in peri ventricular white matter, particularly along frontal convexities.?

Non-specific finding: Really a non-specific finding, and in most cases normal, but really would need to see the images. Usually seen frequently in migraines; best to check with your doctor. ...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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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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Minimal right periventricular white matter signal abnormality seen on flair and t2. Tiny punctate focus in the subcortical white matter frontal lobe. Symptoms of joint pain in hands and right leg weak?

Minimal right periventricular white matter signal abnormality seen on flair and t2. Tiny punctate focus in the subcortical white matter frontal lobe. Symptoms of joint pain in hands and right leg weak?

Possible Autoimmune: The symptoms and MRI suggest an autoimmune inflammatory condition. Ms is a contender but joint pains are not a usual feature of ms but suggest a rheumatological condition. While rheumatologic conditions may mimic ms, sometimes these disorders may coexist. ...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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I had a MRI with and without contrast. 3 white non specific lesions with white matter were found on frontal lobe. I have memory loss, migraines.

I had a MRI with and without contrast. 3 white non specific lesions with white matter were found on frontal lobe. I have memory loss, migraines.

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...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?

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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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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What may several t2 non-enhancing foci in the frontal lobe of brain be? (MRI)

What may several t2 non-enhancing foci in the frontal lobe of brain be? (MRI)

Spots: Usually not know or no attributable cause. Sometimes from migraines, small vessel disease from blood pressure/diabetes/smoking, or genetics, or even head injury. ...Read more

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Brain MRI results " few scattered nonspecific punctuate focal areas of T2 prolongation subcortacally within both frontal lobes" Just diagnosed with R?

Brain MRI results " few scattered nonspecific punctuate focal areas of T2 prolongation subcortacally within both frontal lobes" Just diagnosed with R?

What rad reports say: Understanding radiology reports can be challenging. "Nonspecific" usually means cause unclear/many possible causes and often implies "low concern". Generally speaking, " few. Nonspecific. Focal. T2. frontal lobes" in a young woman probably are just Virchow-Robin spaces (no concern) but the specific pt. History is very important. I don't know what "Just diagnosed with R? " means. ...Read more

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Had MRI of brain. States diffuse pathologic t2 hypersignall noted bilaterally in frontal parietal regions. I'm scared....Dementia? ? Ms???

Had MRI of brain. States diffuse pathologic t2 hypersignall noted bilaterally in frontal parietal regions. I'm scared....Dementia? ? Ms???

Discuss w/ provider: One of the most important parts of imaging is providing meaningful and clear explanations of results to the patient and their family. There is no need for you to suffer additional hrm from being scared. Don't wait - call for a followup visit ASAP. Meanwhile - stop trying to guess at the meaning. It takes doctors years to understand these results. You'll Best! ...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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35 yo f w/rrms. Brain mris every 6 mo. Recent report: "t1&t2 hyperintensity, could be hemangioma in right frontal bone." do I need more testing?

Further testing: If you have been having an MRI every 6 months, it's possible this hyperintensity showed up before, but was not reported. Sometimes small versions of this are missed during other tests.

Having another MRI in the future should be an adequate method to study this. If you have another MRI 6 months from now, that should be helpful enough. ...Read more

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I am 541. Nonspecific white matter T2 hyperintensities. I was told this was normal. Should I seek a 2nd opinion?

I am 541. Nonspecific white matter T2 hyperintensities. I was told this was normal. Should I seek a 2nd opinion?

Common finding: With regard to obtaining a second opinion, my first question would be why did you have an MRI performed in the first place? Did you review the MRI with your neurologist? Where are the white matter hyperintensities situated? Was the MRI an appropriate study for your condition? ...Read more

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What are tiny chronic infarct right frontal white matter?

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

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Ok so MRI and scan for 7 years is been the same t2 flairs and nonspecif white matter I have done over 20+ MRI and still nothing?

About your post...: 1. Have you posted before? You don't mention WHY you had 20+ MRIs. 2. Did your health insurance really OK 20+ MRIs? 3. The only way to get that many MRIs is not to tell the ordering doc (s) about your previous MRIs. Suggests you have a nonorganic problem & are in denial; you're doctor-shopping: Going from doctor to doctor hearing the same thing over & over & refusing to accept it. ...Read more

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What does scattered althought predominantely bilateral frontal, subcortical white matter punctuate foci of signal abnormality mean?

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 more

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What is mild chronic ischemic changes in bilateral frontal periventricular white matter?

What is mild chronic ischemic changes in bilateral frontal periventricular white matter?

Nonspecific WM: Nonspecific periventricular white matter changes- These are normally small spots without clinical relevance. They are more common for people with high blood pressure, diabetes, head injuries or in people who smoke. They do not have a defined clinical meaning. ...Read more

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My mri report - t2 and flair hyperintensities in a deep white matter distribution. What does this mean?

My mri report - t2 and flair hyperintensities in a deep white matter distribution. What does this mean?

That will depend: On your age. For example, if you are say 50 or older then one might say this is commonly found in that age group. On the other hand, if you are say 23 years old it is not common in that age group and has other meanings. It is therefore best to talk with your doctor ...Read more

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Mri report says morphology says in favour of smallt2 and flair hyperintensefoci in bilateral frontal white matter-? Ischemic/? Significant

Mri report says morphology says in favour of smallt2 and flair hyperintensefoci in bilateral frontal white matter-? Ischemic/? Significant

Usually not: This is a very common finding on mris of the brain. Typically it is not significant. However, if you are experiencing neurological symptoms these foci may represent something more sinister and you should see your doctor. ...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?

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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Suffer w/migraines;recent MRI showed majority white matter w/confluent t2 signal abnormalities bilaterally;neuro said due to migraines. Do you agree?

Yes: These type of signal abnormalities are typical of migraine. This also indicates that migraine is a chronic disease. You should be taking medication to prevent the headaches and also reduce your neurological sensitivity to migraine triggers. Www. Ache. Org. ...Read more