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Mri reading three months after a tbi, signal abnormalities

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mri reading three months after a tbi, signal abnormalities in the left temporal lobe that represent encephalomalacia 53 years old male
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: yes a nuroligst, blood pressure& paxil
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: speech. memorie and head aches I do see a speech person three days a week and phy theropy three times a week
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: spent a month in icu and rehap
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Ted Manos replied 3 months ago.
Hello, I'm Dr Manos, M.D. I'm sorry to read about your problem but what is the question you want answered?
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
what does the mri reading mean
Expert:  Dr Ted Manos replied 3 months ago.
I'm not sure I should discuss the findings of the MRI if you haven't talked with your neurologist. It shows you had trauma to the left side of the brain which at least explains the speech problem. The encephalomalacia would be no surprise considering your tbi and therapy will help with your speech and any headaches. It must have been a significant blow to the head but it could have been worse. Trust the neurologist to be thorough in discussing the MRI with you.