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Details CT HEAD/BRAIN W/O IV CONTRAST Imaging Date:5/6/2016

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CT HEAD/BRAIN W/O IV CONTRAST
Imaging
Date:5/6/2016
Department:Emergency Center Ro
Study Result
Head CT without contrast from 5/6/2016 5:17 AM
Indication: headache, hypertension
Comparison: None available
Technique: Multiple contiguous axial images obtained of the brain without
contrast.
Findings:
The brain volume is age-appropriate without mass, mass effect or midline
shift. There is nonspecific collection prominence of the temporal horn of the
right lateral ventricle. There is a prominent CSF space within the posterior
fossa that communicates with the fourth ventricle. There is no evidence of
intracranial hemorrhage or an extra axial fluid collection.
There is paranasal sinus disease. The mastoid air cells are clear. Calvarium
appears intact
Impression:
No acute intracranial process.
I was at emergency they did cat scan they told me everything is normal when I reed the results I am concern about this results I also have HSV 1 I never been treated about that I am concerned about this resolute special there is non specific collection what this mean I have no idea
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

CT scans of the brain are good to check for large bleeding in the brain or trauma

but it doesn't see the brain tissue very well

a brain MRI scan would be much better to clarify what this "non specific collection prominence in the CSF space" is

I can't see the images myself

you can try to get the CT scan disk of your brain CT scan

but I suspect it is not a worrisome finding

it would not be related to HSV or herpes type 1 virus.

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