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a few scattered foci of T2/FLAIR Hyperintensity are present

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a few scattered foci of T2/FLAIR Hyperintensity are present which are nonspecific but likely represent chronic small vessel ischemic change. Demyelinating process such as Multiple Sclerosis is not excluded although no specific features to suggest demyelination. However clinical correlation is recommended.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 7 years ago.
Do you have a specific question about your MRI results?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
What does this mean its an MRI Brain results. I was involved an automobile accident with cord compression of the cervical spine.
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 7 years ago.
OK.

Do you have high blood pressure?
High cholesterol?
Smoke?

Any neurologic symptoms?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
No high blood pressure

No high cholesterol

Yes I smoke

Other comments in results: A few scattered foci of subcoritcal and to a lesser extent periventricular T-2 FLAIR hyperintensity are noted which are nonspecific and may represent early chronic small vessel ischemic changes. Demyelinating process such as MS is not excluded. Clinical correlation is recommend.
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 7 years ago.
OK.

A few scattered foci of subcoritcal and to a lesser extent periventricular T-2 FLAIR hyperintensity are noted which are nonspecific

There are tiny "dots" seen on your MRI of the brain which are often seen on the MRI of older people's brains -- often changes in the brain due to the factors (smoking, blood pressure, cholesterol) I mentioned above.


and may represent early chronic small vessel ischemic changes.

These changes are just the things I was talking about above.

Demyelinating process such as MS is not excluded. Clinical correlation is recommend.

The radiologists report says they cannot exclude multiple sclerosis as a possible diagnosis, but from your description, it does not sound likely.

So botXXXXX XXXXXne, there isn't anything on the MRI that would get anyone particularly excited (unless you were having classic symptoms of MS).

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