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What Does My MRI Scan Report Indicate?

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Posted on Tue, 18 Oct 2016
Question: I have a finding of "petrous apex opacification consistent with petrous apicitis" on MRI. I've called my neurologist's office, but they said to just keep my existing appointment which is in 6 weeks. Do I need to do something about this sooner?
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Opacity is generally due to mild fluid which may be due to infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for writing to HCM,
I've gone through your query and understand your concern,

Opacity in petrous part of temporal bone is generally not a very serious finding.
It is generally due to mild fluid which may be due to infection.
Fluid is generally secreted in reaction to infection.
However,you may need clinical correlation.You may need to take antibiotics after clinical correlation.
You may only need follow up.

Get well soon.

Hope I have answered your query.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr. Indu XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Indu Kumar (48 minutes later)
Thank you for the quick reply. What do you mean by clinical correlation?

Thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It means whether you any hearing problem or not etc.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for writing to HCM,
I've gone through your query and understand your concern,


It means doctor's findings,whether you any hearing problem or not etc.

Get well soon.

Hope I have answered your query.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr. Indu XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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What Does My MRI Scan Report Indicate?

Brief Answer: Opacity is generally due to mild fluid which may be due to infection. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for writing to HCM, I've gone through your query and understand your concern, Opacity in petrous part of temporal bone is generally not a very serious finding. It is generally due to mild fluid which may be due to infection. Fluid is generally secreted in reaction to infection. However,you may need clinical correlation.You may need to take antibiotics after clinical correlation. You may only need follow up. Get well soon. Hope I have answered your query. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr. Indu XXXXXXX