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On brain MRI: chronic small vessel ischemic changes (patient

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on brain MRI: chronic small vessel ischemic changes (patient diabetic) chronic infarcts within cerebellum bilaterally .....IN LAYMAN'S TERMS .. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  dr abid replied 1 year ago.

Hi there ...

As patient is Diabetic and such term that describes MRI findings means that because of risk factors like Diabetes patient has developed narrowing of small blood vessels in brain with small area of brain cell death as a result of that narrowing.

And the area of brain that is involved called cerebellum .

So there is narrowing of arteries in cerebellum of brain resulting in symptoms of patients , if any .

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