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Recent MR of brain w wo GAD - can you please explain what

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recent MR of brain w wo GAD - can you please explain what this means
Several small foci of increased signal intensity are seen in the subcortical white matter supratentorially on the FLAIR images. No increased signal intensity is seen in these foci on the diffusion sequence and no abnormal enhancement is noted in these foci following the injection of intravenous gadolinium. These foci are nonspecific and can be seen with chronic small vessel ischemia or demyelinating disease. Clinical correlation is necessary.
Second part talks about tubular areas of enhancement in different partsvery long paragragh ending with appearance suggests small venous angiomas a follow up mri exam in 3-4 months could help document stability
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


This finding can be consistent with

small broken blood vessels in the brain. This is often seen with ageing or hypertension or high cholesterol.

MS, multiple sclerosis, which is a demylenating disease: the sheaths around the nerves degenerate.

Inflammation of the brain, as in autoimmune cerebritis....

Clinical correlation means you need to see a neurologist for exam and further testing.

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