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MRI of brain shows increased signal in periventricular and subcortical white matter. What does it mean?

I had a MRI of my brain w/without contrast which states some foci of nonspecific increased signal in the periventricular and subcortical white matter particularly in the region of the right frontal parietal love but to a lesser extent in the white matter of the left frontal lob and right occipital lobe. What does that mean?
Asked On : Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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Thanks for your query

First of all let me exlpain you that in Neurology Practice the interpretaion of MRI should be done in a given clinical context. Only the MRI findings should not make you worried. Further the MRI findings will depend upon the age, gender and the presence /absence of other comorbid medical illness like high blood presure, diabetes etc

The findings that you have described could be seen in

1. ischemic cerebrovascular disease

2. Demyelinating disease

3. Non-specific changes seen in the settings of migraine, Neurofibomatosis and so on

Please donot worry much about the MRI findings only. If you have any symptoms, please discuss with a neurologist and resolve this issue

Answered: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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