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Doctor insights on: Venous Lake Skull Mri

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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Why doesn't entrapped nerves in the skull base forament show in the mri?

Why doesn't entrapped nerves in the skull base forament show in the mri?

Merely resolution: Mri shows larger lesions, but due to the size of many nerves, may not be accurate enough to image. Also, some nerves are mildly entrapped and images do not catch these. But not always case, as often the images do visualize the nerve problem. Matter of angles and cut width. Your doctor should be able to explain in detail. ...Read more

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Can you visualize in the MRI views if the cranial nerves are encroaching in the skull base foramen?

Can you visualize in the MRI views if the cranial nerves are encroaching in the skull base foramen?

MRI of cranial nerve: Mri can visualize the origins of the cranial nerves. As the nerves exit the brainstem and enter various canals and foramina, they become smaller and a bit more difficult to visualize directly. Not entirely sure what you mean by "encroaching in" the skull base foramen, but there can be direct/indirect findings on MRI if there is a problem with a cranial nerve at the skull base. ...Read more

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Would a non-contrast MRI show a tumor located on the skull? Are there limitations? Bony protrusion?

Would a non-contrast MRI show a tumor located on the skull? Are there limitations? Bony protrusion?

Depends: Depends on tumor. If there's a lot of calcium in the tumor then, contrast may not be needed to see it. If it's a meningioma then, contrast may not be necessary because of the Dural Tail sign seen on FLAIR images, however, contrast is generally given to PROVE it. But in other cases tumors may be hidden if small, no mass effect, and no contrast. Contrast always the best if mass suspected. ...Read more

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Chronic tension headaches, every night or other night. Very base of skull, pushing relieves pain briefly, want to request mri. Other suggestions?

Chronic tension headaches, every night or other night. Very base of skull, pushing relieves pain briefly, want to request mri. Other suggestions?

Supps,bodywork,yoga: It sounds like this pain originates in the occiput, so MRI of neck may help. Adjustments by a skilled osteopath or chiropractor may help. Could be stress-related so stress reduction techniques can help. Magnesium, theanine, holy basil, GABA etc. Might help (all in theanine serene by source naturals). Stretches/yoga may help.If you sit at a desk proper ergonomics may help. Possibly pt. See comment:. ...Read more

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In severe roll-over car accident. Severe pain at (r) base of skull persists after 4 mths. Can't turn my neck. Work comp won't pay for mri. What to do?

In severe roll-over car accident. Severe pain at (r) base of skull persists after 4 mths. Can't turn my neck. Work comp won't pay for mri. What to do?

Several options: You can ask your physician to try a supply further documentation in support of the indications for a mri. You can ask your physician to obtain a second opinion to support this request. If you have an attorney, you can ask the attorney to get involved. You can write to your local state elected representative to intervene. If still denied, your insurance if you have coverage, then has to cover. ...Read more

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Had a Mri. Neuro doc checking for Ms but they also found 2 masses on my head but not in the skull.could it be cancer? Go back doc in a week

Had a Mri. Neuro doc checking for Ms but they also found 2 masses on my head but not in the skull.could it be cancer? Go back doc in a week

Can't say: Without seeing the films and knowing more about you it is not possible to tell you more than what you already mentioned. ...Read more

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7 yrs constant headaches told to get MRI maybe calcium deposits on back of skull. Hurts to the touch. Had 2 cat scans lots meds no change. Help plz.?

7 yrs constant headaches told to get MRI maybe calcium deposits on back of skull. Hurts to the touch. Had 2 cat scans lots meds no change. Help plz.?

NEED TO SEE NEUROLOG: You need to see a neurologist who specialises in headache as you have been suffering for 7 years and have not responded to the meds
we can not advice you without knowing your history in detail and knowing the meds you have or are taking. ...Read more

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Have birthmark on head mri last week shown diffuse haemangioma in skull bone?! Should i be worried can't stop panicking risk of death?

Have birthmark on head mri last week shown diffuse haemangioma in skull bone?! Should i be worried can't stop panicking risk of death?

Relax: These grow their fastest before you reach a year of age and then settle down and just sit or shrink. If you made it to your age you are fine. It is more of a curiosity than a risk. Follow your docs lead on this and settle back into your life. I would't be surprised if they sent you around to a few docs to share the curious finding. ...Read more

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I feel a sharp pain when I press on a single spot on my skull (6 inches above my eye). No pressure without touch. MRI a year or two ago was clear.

Sensitive nerve: There are areas above your eye that have arteries and nerves exiting the skull. If you press to hard on these areas then you are irritating the nerve. A physician will need to see you and precisely determine the area of the sharp pain and diagnose its cause. ...Read more

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Is there a way to see an occipital skull fracture on an MRI? If so at what level is it best to view it at? Thanks

Is there a way to see an occipital skull fracture on an MRI? If so at what level is it best to view it at? Thanks

Subtle finding: MRI does not visualize bone very well, so an occipital fracture may not be visualized snce the skull bones are quite thin. ...Read more

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I'm having pain at the base of my skull. Not like a headache but like bone pain. What could this be? MRI states low-lying cerebellar tonsils.

I'm having pain at the base of my skull. Not like a headache but like bone pain. What could this be? MRI states low-lying cerebellar tonsils.

What U describe is a: -Chiari malformation. Severe cases, the cerebellar tonsils R protruding far below the foramen magnum & produces spastic findings in the extremities. low-lying may in Ur case B an incidental finding, and not the real cause of Ur neck pain. B sure to C a neurosurgeon, */or a neurologist. ...Read more

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How'd u treat anosmia from sah/skull fracture 11 years ago? Losing taste & appetite also & it's getting worse. My MRI is clean.

How'd u treat anosmia from sah/skull fracture 11 years ago? Losing taste & appetite also & it's getting worse. My MRI is clean.

Not much to do.: The tiny nerves that go from the nose to the brain that give sense of smell were probably torn with the injury. That does not show up on mri. These nerves do not regenerate so there is little chance of regaining sense of smell. Taste is made up largely of sense of smell so that is why things don't taste good either. ...Read more

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I've pain below skull on left side of spine.possible lump. Had normal brain mri. Pain also in left lower neck, shoulder and arm. What is this?

I've pain below skull on left side of spine.possible lump. Had normal brain mri. Pain also in left lower neck, shoulder and arm. What is this?

Hard to say: Any possible lump should be further evaluated by your PCP as well as with possible imaging. Your prior brain MRI may or may not have included this area on the margin of the skull and you'll need a consult to see if your area of concern was covered on that MRI scan. ...Read more

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Radiology/neurology. Ct scan shows bone, MRI shows soft tissue, so can't indentify disease of skull bones. Intercrainial means misdiagnosis?

Radiology/neurology. Ct scan shows bone, MRI shows soft tissue, so can't indentify disease of skull bones. Intercrainial means misdiagnosis?

Both are complex: CT and MRI can identify bones and soft tissues of the skull and anatomy of the brain but in different types of detail. Intracranial means inside the skull. ...Read more

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I have a right vad from subclavian artery to base of skull. I suffer severe neck & head pain esp from exertion. Mri's show my left artery is getting bigger. Will l ever be ok? Can any dr help me?

I have a right vad from subclavian artery to base of skull. I suffer severe neck & head pain esp from exertion. Mri's show my left artery is getting bigger. Will l ever be ok? Can any dr help me?

MRA: This is a complex case and must be followed by a neurosurgeon with routine MRI and mra stdues. This is a subspecialty issue and quite complex. Get a neurosurgical consultation. ...Read more

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3 yrs lytic bone lesions through axial skeleton -skull. Extramedullary hematopoiesis. New MRI spots on brain-bone marrow expansion. Can this be fatal?

3 yrs lytic bone lesions through axial skeleton -skull. Extramedullary hematopoiesis. New MRI spots on brain-bone marrow expansion. Can this be fatal?

Depends: Bone marrow expansion throughout the skeleton typically signals either that the marrow is i appropriately expanding into these compartment such as in a myeloproliferative disorder or the present regions of marrow production are insufficient to keep up with current body needs. Regardless of the cause this is best answered by hands on evaluation, testing and management by a hematologist. ...Read more

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Right side temple pain since 3 yrs, mri normal sudden pain shifted to base of skull left side and around left ear too chronic pain, ct scan normal?

Right side temple pain since 3 yrs, mri normal sudden pain shifted to base of skull left side and around left ear too chronic pain, ct scan normal?

Diagnosis? Complicat: The condition sounds rather complicated — shifting sites of pain / headache make the diagnosis very difficult. I hope you are seeing a neurologist. You have listed a bunch of symptoms, but not a diagnosis, & I presume that "What is the diagnosis?" is your question. Use HealthTap Prime to engage in dialogue with a physician & perhaps they can come to a diagnosis. Uploading pictures would help ...Read more

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Feels like skull is squishing my brain Also my shunt track going down my neck hurts But my mom won't take me Ct scan mri And shunt series all good?

Feels like skull is squishing my brain Also my shunt track going down my neck hurts But my mom won't take me Ct scan mri And shunt series all good?

You are of age: Did your doctor order the shunt series? Why doesn't your mom WANT to take you for the series? Or are you of the opinion you NEED a shunt series? If that's the case, you should be able to get your own appointment with your doctors to check you out and order the tests since you are 18 years of age. ...Read more

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What is a venous lake in a placenta?

What is a venous lake in a placenta?

Small collection of: Blood within placenta. It is usually contained and does not cause bleeding or issues for the fetus. Your doctor will probably follow the size and location of it and may refer you to a mfm specialist just to be safe. ...Read more