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What Does My MRI Scan Report Indicate?

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Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Question: MRI report reads, "Non-specific focus in anterior margin of left external capsule and empty sella appearance". What does this mean in layman's term and what are the implications...

What started the investigation was loss of vision in the right eye
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Get examined by a neurologist and get investigated as advised

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
The brain imaging is showing a focus of brain damage.
Empty sella may be normally present or due to increased csf pressure.
In view of vision loss, possibility of intracranial hypertension or primary demyelination of brain like multiple sclerosis or neuromyelitis optics should be evaluated.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further queries.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
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Follow up: Dr. Neeraj Kumar (23 hours later)
thank you so much. Its very helpful and informative. You know your stuff!
I'm assuming that the focus of brain damage is not just something people have without it being an indication of something larger. Is that correct?
What is the next likely step(s) to narrow down the cause?
Is any of what you've mentioned above more or less common given the limited information you have Or are they all about the same given the circumstances?

Thank you very much for allowing me to pick your brain.
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (13 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Please Upload the reports and prescription

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

If you please provide the previous prescription, reports and MRI images, then better advice can be given.

Presently, brain damage is mild but in view of visual loss, detailed work up as suggested is required.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist


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What Does My MRI Scan Report Indicate?

Brief Answer: Get examined by a neurologist and get investigated as advised Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. The brain imaging is showing a focus of brain damage. Empty sella may be normally present or due to increased csf pressure. In view of vision loss, possibility of intracranial hypertension or primary demyelination of brain like multiple sclerosis or neuromyelitis optics should be evaluated. Hope you found the answer helpful. Do get back to me for further queries. Regards Dr N Kumar Neurologist