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WHAT IS MULTIPLE SMALL FOCI OFOF ABNORMAL SIGNAL SEEN IN THE

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WHAT IS MULTIPLE SMALL FOCI OFOF ABNORMAL SIGNAL SEEN IN THE CEREBREL WHITE MATTER BILATERALLY?
Hi--can you tell me the age of the patient, why the scan was done, and what more the report said?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
54 headache left side neck head arm pain multiple small foci of increased signal seen deep cerebral white matter bilaterally
OK. There are two possibilities here. One would be small lacunar infzrcts--small stroke areas in the brain. The other possibility would be multiple sclerosis. If the patient were less than 50 years old I would more suspect MS. The lacunar infarcts can be seen in patients with high blood pressure or carotid artery disease.
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