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I want to know what my sons mri results truly mean. What

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Hi. I want to know what my sons mri results truly mean. What does bilateral patchy t2 signal changes throughout the frontal and parietal white matter and involving periatrial white matter means?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Welcome to JA. The findings you describe in themselves are nonspecific. At 14 months the brain is still in development and the inner white matter is not fully myelinated, that doesn't happen until age 8 or so. Now if this seems excessive (I don't have the clinical history ) this could indicate widespread problems such as seen in HIE. Hypo if ischemic encephalopathy (from drowning or suffocation) or a variety of things. Let me know how I can help or if satisfied please remember to rate my service by clicking on the stars. Dr Frank

Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

Typro on this. HIE Is Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.