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What does the brain MRI report suggest?

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Posted on Wed, 29 Apr 2015
Question: Had brain MRI, all finds o.k. except I have a question about one sentence which reads: "There is no interval change in a tiny 5 mm focus of increased T2 and FLAIR signal of the right frontal lobe periventricular white matter most consistent with focus of chronic microvascular ischemic disease. There are no new white matter lesions."
IMPRESSION: Stable tiny focus of he lobe periventricular gliosis representing chronic microvascular ischemic disease. Otherwise, negative MRI of the brain.
Exactly what does this mean? (THis MRI was compared to previous MRI of XXXXXXX 2010.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It is an old ischemic area.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your MRI report findings.

It shows an old area of ischemia (lack of blood flow to brain) on the right side of brain.

This is a very minor finding and has been there in the previous scan too. Since, there are no new lesions, there is no need to worry.

If there are risk factors for ischemia, such as high bP, sugar or cholesterol, they should be kept within normal limits.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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What does the brain MRI report suggest?

Brief Answer: It is an old ischemic area. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting your query. I have noted your MRI report findings. It shows an old area of ischemia (lack of blood flow to brain) on the right side of brain. This is a very minor finding and has been there in the previous scan too. Since, there are no new lesions, there is no need to worry. If there are risk factors for ischemia, such as high bP, sugar or cholesterol, they should be kept within normal limits. I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information. Wishing you good health, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Click on this link to ask me a DIRECT QUERY: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My BLOG: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.in