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Nonspecific white matter hyperintensities.Its signs and symptoms and its treatment also give me the dietry advise?

Nonspecific white matter hyperintensities.Its signs and symptoms and its treatment  also give me the dietry advise?

Sorry: Do you mean somewhere in the brain? Need to be more specific, generally they are harmless and at your age have no signs or symptoms. Do you get migraines? There is nothing specific for diet excep eat healthy, 4 fruit, 5 veggies, 5 dairy servings each day. Limit red meats to 2 a week. Fish is great for you! ...Read more

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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I recently had an EEG and an MRI. The EEG showed "abnormal paroxysmal activity of right temporoparietal predominance." The MRI showed "nonspecific isolated hemispheric deep white matter and peripheral white matter hyperintensities and benign tonsillar e

I recently had an EEG and an MRI.  The EEG showed "abnormal paroxysmal activity of right temporoparietal predominance."  The MRI showed "nonspecific isolated hemispheric deep white matter and peripheral white matter hyperintensities and benign tonsillar e

Neurologist: A neurologist is best qualified to interpret these findings and answer your question. There is Concern for a seizure disorder as well as a generalized brain degenerative process in view of these reports and it's important that you be under a neurologists care. ...Read more

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I had an MRI done an it says mild patchy white matter hyperintensity of the pons is stable likely representing microangiopathic disease mean what doe?

I had an MRI done an it says mild patchy white matter hyperintensity of the pons is stable likely representing microangiopathic disease mean what doe?

Small vessel disease: "microangiopathic" means "small vessel disease, " implying that you have some small blood vessel damage due to high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol ("hardening of the arteries"). This is your warning that chronic problems such as those (if you have any of them that you know of) need to be addressed. ...Read more

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45 yo f MRIs: . 2009:3 foci of white matter hyperintensity. Possible remote small vessel ischemia 2015:scattered areas of hyperintensity. Concerning?

45 yo f MRIs: .
2009:3 foci of white matter hyperintensity.  Possible remote small vessel ischemia
2015:scattered areas of hyperintensity.
Concerning?

Hard to know: Radiologists are trained to report on images without knowing anything about a patient. This way, everything gets included; even findings that are normal for most people. For a person with family history of early onset dementia and cardiovascular disease, for example, these findings could be meaningful. You can consider a virtual c/s w/ neurologist to review the images and in context. ...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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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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Had a mri, cerebrum:small sub cortical white matter flair hyperintensity, 2 mm in size in right anterior frontal love. No restricted diffusion. Mean?

Had a mri, cerebrum:small sub cortical white matter flair hyperintensity, 2 mm in size in right anterior frontal love. No restricted diffusion. Mean?

Often Normal: White matter hyperintensities are an extremely common finding in brain mri, especially in older people. However, just because these spots are common does not mean they are completely benign. An increased number of hyperintensities has been associated with stroke, dementia, and other problems. The cause of these changes is complex, but likely represents vascular changes. ...Read more

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Mri showed periventricular deep white matter T2 hyperintensity bilaterally and slightly asymmetrical 3 year old boy what does this mean in simple ?

Mri showed periventricular deep white matter T2 hyperintensity bilaterally and slightly asymmetrical 3 year old boy what does this mean in simple ?

Periventricular : Leukomalacia = damage to the white matter around the ventricles at some point in the past. It's more common in preemies beacause near the end of the 2nd trimester, that area of the fetal brain is very susceptible to damage from drops in blood flow & oxygen from any cause. It can cause a form of Cerebral Palsy, Spastic Diplegia, mild signs & symptoms, tight heel cords or no clinical signs. ...Read more

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On brain MRI what does "mild to moderate deep white matter flair hyperintensity burden" mean? What would cause be?

On brain MRI what does "mild to moderate deep white matter flair hyperintensity burden" mean? What would cause be?

Complex question: Why did u get an MRI? FLAIR is "fluid attenuation by inversion recovery," 1 of many ways that MRI signals r obtained. Hyperintensity means the signal was stronger than expected. I suspect this is an artifact of MRI, unrecognized by the radiologist. If you are feeling no different than before, & if you have no symptoms, I wouldn't worry too much. http://www.actaneurocomms.org/content/1/1/14 ...Read more