I had an MRI of the brain from my mother who is 71 and the report states: Normal multiple non-specific hypertnese lesions present in the periventricular and subcortical white matter region bilaterally, most likely secondary to chronic microvascular Ischemic changes which is a secondary cause of dementia. Can you explain me what does it mean?
These MRI findings indicate chronic changes in the small vessels of the brain, which have lead to small strokes, causing troubles with memory. It is a progressive disorder and it can not be treated properly. The main therapy is daily baby aspirin and maintaining under control her blood pressure values, her blood lipid profile and diabetes (if she suffers from these disorders).
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Regards, Dr. Aida Quka
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