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MRI of brain showed a prominence of adenoidal tonsils, flair signal within the subcortical white matter. Meaning?

A recent MRI of my brain showed a prominence of adenoidal tonsils and several subcentimeter foci of increased T2 and Flair signal within the subcortical white matter . When I asked my primary care ,who ordered the test, about the results, I was told everything was fine. When I obtained my own copy of the report, I was unable to make any sense of these findings. The report states that correlation with physical exam is strongly advised .. Should I seek a nuerologist on my own, or is that even the specialty practice I should be looking to help me?
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response

Based on the reports adenoidal tonsils are prominent, that can be accidental finding. It has to be intervened based on the clinical symptoms you have.

Similarly the subcortical white matter changes which indicates minor ischemic changes.One can assess the cause based on clinical symptoms,and risk factors (diabetes, hypertension, Smoker, alcoholic and other )

I would suggest you to consult neurologist for further plan and management


Dr Sandhya Manorenj


Answered: Mon, 17 Jun 2013
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