Pardon me if some wording is slightly weird because I'm translating this.
- In posterior part of the arch is seen interruption in the path of posterior cerebral artery on the right.
- Posterior communicating artery is seen badly on the left.
- A1 part of the anterior cerebral artery on the right has slightly reduced caliber.
Could anyone help me with those results? Rheumatologist ordered MRA scan because of my cognitive problems (bad memory, concentration, visual problems). but I also have other symptoms like prolonged fever, sickness... I'm still waiting to see neurologist so I'm impatient.
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Re: Understanding MR Angiography result, please help
The MRA results in conjunction with your very brief history would make me wonder if you have a vasculitis going on in the cerebral vessels. This is an inflammation of the vessels that can cause thickening of the artery walls and reduced flow. It occurs in many autoimmune disorders, like lupus, and can definitely cause fever and cognitive problems. I think your rheum must be on the right track to pinning down what ails you. This can be treated and controlled, but the appt with neurologist will be helpful, and then hopefully your rheum and neuro will consult with one another and plan your treatment. Please let us know how you are doing and what you find out.