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My recent MRI says "Minimal small vessel changes with

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My recent MRI says "Minimal small vessel changes with moderate parenchymal volume loss". What does that mean? Should I be concerned?
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 6 months ago.

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This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Minimal small vessel changes mean there is practically no damage to the blood vessels supplying the brain matter.

Moderate parenchymal loss means there is loss or shrinking of the normal brain tissue.

This may be age appropriate.

Or this can be a sign of degenerative neurological disease like dementia.

How old are you?
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