I am a 59 year old man and I had a CT brain scan last Friday 11th March, 2011. This was done after I developed double vision
. I had a fall 6 weeks ago and went to hospital. I ended up with a black left eye and 6 stitches on the end of my left eye brow but my vision was normal. X rays showed no broken bones. A week or so ago I got slightly blurred vision (probably left eye) and over the week this slowly developed into double vision.
The CT Scan notes read,
The patient has significant diplopia
for investigation. A routine series was performed.
There is mild lateral deviation of the left globe. The extraocular muscles are normal in morphology. The left optic nerve shows a tiny hyperdense area, that is difficult to assess further, a post contrast series is unlikely to yield any further information.
The inferiormost aspect of the right cerebellum shows a vague hyperdense area. This may be related to streak artifact from the adjacent bone.
The rest of the study is normal.
• Quite subtle hyperdense focus left optic nerve. This may be of no significance, but in order to exclude entities such as meningioma, it would best be further addressed on high resolution MR of the orbits
• Subtle hyperdensity right inferior cerebellar hemisphere that is probably artifactual. Again, this would be further characterised easily on MR.
Please give me an idea of what I may expect from here on in,