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My cat scan results showed "focal low density in the bilateral

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My cat scan results showed "focal low density in the bilateral globus pallidi. compatable with remote injury"
what does that mean?

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I'm sorry to hear about this

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An area of decreased density is an area that is likely fluid

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This may be due to bleeding, or it may be due to damaged brain tissue

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It means that the area where this occurred is damaged or abnormal, and the remote injury means that is may have occurred more than 48 hours ago, it may even be weeks ago

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There is a possibility you had damage without knowing it, like a fall, or it may be due to a mini stroke also called a transient ischemic attack

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It may also be due to very small bleeding called lacunar infarcts

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Usually, controlling blood pressure helps prevent lacunar infarcts, but for now, the exact cause can only be determied after an evaluation with a neurologist and a possible MRI

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