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Clacific foci in right side region of brain Means what the problem?

Clacific foci in right side region of brain Means what the problem?

Calicifications: There are quite a few causes of calcifications in the brain, and the specific size, location, and pattern are important. One common cause of a single calcified focus on a CT scan of the brain is a parasitic infection called cysticercosis. Other causes include vascular calcifications from atherosclerosis. Best to review your scan results with your doctor. ...Read more

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Mr of the brain showed foci of abnormal highh signal in deep white matter?

Mr of the brain showed foci of abnormal highh signal in deep white matter?

High signal MRI: This finding in MRI of brain is non-specific.
Most of them are due to microvascular disease associated with high blood pressure and diabetes. Some due to old damage.
Also can be seen in diseases such as multiple sclerosi.
Your doctor will decide if he or she should go further base on your sign and symptoms. ...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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Re: MRI brain - what is foci and what is significance of size, number and locations?

Re: MRI brain - what is foci and what is significance of size, number and locations?

Nonspecific: Foci indicates scattered lesions in different areas of the brain and need clinical correlation to diagnose significance. If the lesions are changing in size, number, location, and also are causing neurological symptoms, this likely is consistent with multiple sclerosis, but a variety of other possibilities could be considered. Discuss fully with your doctor. ...Read more

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Re: brain MRI - 2 yrs ago foci perivnt & subcrt (w/o contrast) does not report on 3 recent w/contrast (new foci & lesions) - did past foci resolve?

Re: brain MRI - 2 yrs ago foci perivnt & subcrt (w/o contrast) does not report on 3 recent w/contrast (new foci & lesions) - did past foci resolve?

Mri foci: Your question is too broad to answer meaningfully. There are dozens of things that can show up on mri, from a wide variety of causes, like infectious, demyelinating and vascular (both intracranial and extracranial embolic) causes. I suggest you see a neurologist and discuss the details of your history, present and past symptoms, medications, and then relate the MRI to a careful neurologic exam. ...Read more

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LLegNumbnes, xray n MRI of back show no nerve pressing, showed hemogliates, MRI w/out brain shows Few foci flair hypersensitivity 2 month MRI with c?

LLegNumbnes, xray n MRI of back show no nerve pressing, showed hemogliates, MRI w/out brain shows Few foci flair hypersensitivity 2 month MRI with c?

Leg numbness: I am not sure what you mean by the term hemogliates in reference to the MRI of the lumbar spine. Also, the brain MRI study is nonspecific in regard to the location of hyperintense foci. Discuss the MRI findings with your neurologist to determine if they have clinical relevance. ...Read more

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Young man with epilepsy and memory deficits recently diagnosis with a few punctuate foci on brain mri. Is this cause for concern? Suggested follow-up?

Young man with epilepsy and memory deficits recently diagnosis with a few punctuate foci on brain mri. Is this cause for concern? Suggested follow-up?

White matter lesions: Could be very nonspecific but could relate to prior head trauma, migraine headaches, but might also be due to demyelination or hardening of arteries. Is there a diagnostic explanation to label cause of epilepsy and memory loss? Would not necessarily be concerned regarding discovery of the spots, which may be old, but could well relate to the current symptoms. ...Read more

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Mri brain nonspecific foci of white matter hyperintensity in periventricular region which in right clinical context could be due to early demyelinatio?

Mri brain nonspecific foci of white matter hyperintensity in periventricular region which in right clinical context could be due to early demyelinatio?

White matter: This type of finding is not unusual on brain MRI and often has no clinical significance. A neurologist is best to evaluate and advise you about your findings. ...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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Re: MRI brain - foci periventricular and subcortical resolved (?) but new foci in right frontal white matter what would this indicate?

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

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What does scattered small foci of t2 hyperintensity in the subcortical white matter means. This is from my mri brain w/o contrast test results?

What does scattered small foci of t2 hyperintensity in the subcortical white matter means. This is from my mri brain w/o contrast test results?

These: Are usually due to age-related microvascular changes, and are common incidental MRI findings as we age. However, there are other potential less-likely causes, so you should talk to your doctor about the significance of this finding in your particular case. ...Read more

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MRI Brain was done it showed scattered white matter foci of increased T2 prolongation. I DO NOT have migraines, h bp or diabetes.

MRI Brain was done it showed scattered white matter foci of increased T2 prolongation. I DO NOT have migraines, h bp or diabetes.

Nonspecific: Certainly, these findings are not diagnostic for any entity, and may represent old head injury, prior cigarette smoking, or even changes in arteries as you become older. Unlikely to suggest MS at age 50, but could be explanation in younger age groups. Ask your doctor to correlate with reason the MRI was done. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a MRI (brain) says there are ten small t2 hyperintense foci within the periventricular deep white matter?

What does it mean when a MRI (brain) says there are ten small t2 hyperintense foci within the periventricular deep white matter?

Why was MRI done?: The spots could well be associated with prior head injury, migraine, cigarette smoking, hypertension, but could be c/w ms. Return to your doctor and spend some sufficient time to clarify significance in your case. ...Read more

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Brain mri... I am 49 yrs old and I had an MRI and it shows enlarged opthalmic veins & foci demyelination. I also have punctate white matter. Help?

Brain mri... I am 49 yrs old and I had an MRI and it shows enlarged opthalmic veins & foci demyelination. I also have punctate white matter. Help?

May not be related: The dilated opthalmic vein could be due to a cavernous sinus fistula among other possibilities and should be worked up further. This may not be related to the white matter hyperintensities. The other findings you describe could be due to multiple sclerosis and should be correlated with your clinical findings. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes. Serious stroke: Your info suggests brain vascular problems that are causing ischemia (reduced blood flow to brain tissue) which until now has been mild or transient but unless you quit smoking, among other preventive measures, you risk more serious ischemic brain injury or stroke ...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?

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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22 yr old male has had 4 brain mris since 2010 for epilepsy (probable tle) & prolactinoma. Most recent MRI showed a few punctuate foci. Followup?

22 yr old male has had 4 brain mris since 2010 for epilepsy (probable tle) & prolactinoma. Most recent MRI showed a few punctuate foci. Followup?

Neuroendocrine: If small prolactinoma unlikely causing temporal lobe seizures & should consult an epileptologist (neurologist specializing in epilepsy). If a macroprolactinoma, it may extend beyond its boundaries & explain the seizures. If this is the case, should consult endocrinologist & neurosurgeon. Dopamine agonist treatment may reduce seizure frequency. Punctuate foci: 1st compare to the 3 recent mri's. ...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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Had two spinal taps cont2. Csf was Lyme negative... Symptoms still persist 2+ years. Brain MRI white matter foci. Blood test results now normalizing?

Had two spinal taps cont2. Csf was Lyme negative... Symptoms still persist 2+ years. Brain MRI white matter foci. Blood test results now normalizing?

Work with your neuro: Specialist, so you can remain in remission. Also, with your integrative medicine doctor to help you out with lifestyle management, nutritional supplements, and ways to help with energy level support as the white matter foci are areas of concern for all. ...Read more

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MRI Brain/IAC for hearing loss. Few scattered foci high signal in subcortical whites matter likely small vessel ischemic change. Could this be MS?

MRI Brain/IAC for hearing loss. Few scattered foci high signal in subcortical whites matter likely small vessel ischemic change. Could this be MS?

See neurologist: While matters changes on brain imaging is part of the diagnosis of MS, but can well have other causes. You did not mention any of the visual, balance, coordination symptoms that generally begin the diagnostic work up. Diagnosing from an MRI itself is it good medicine. If you have concerns on their significance, see a neurologist for an exam and correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Father was under cabg. He seems weak and just sleeps. His brain MRI report:bilateral cortical atrophy at cerebral hemispheres, multifocal highsignal foci?

Father was under cabg. He seems weak and just sleeps. His brain MRI report:bilateral cortical atrophy at cerebral hemispheres, multifocal highsignal foci?

Acute?: Atrophy is brain shrinkage and chronic. The high signal could be chronic (from genetics, blood pressure, diabetes, smoking - small vessel disease) or acute (strokes)... ...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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Few tiny foci of increased flair signal seen within the deep white matter of both cerebral hemispheres. Should I be concerned with this? Thank you

Few tiny foci of increased flair signal seen within the deep white matter of both cerebral hemispheres. Should I be concerned with this? Thank you

DETAIL OF MRI: This question is quite specific. You should discuss the results with the physician who ordered the test for you. ...Read more

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What's my MRI results mean? This was what summary said. A small non specific foci of increased signal intensty in deep white matter of both cerebral

Probably nothing: Sounds benign. Ask your doctor. The doctor who ordered the MRI is ethically obligated to review the MRI with you and to interpret the findings as they relate to you specifically; or, if they can’t, to find someone who can. Remember that. ...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