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Old 01-30-2005, 02:08 PM   #1
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MRI report..advice please.

Here is what the last MRI says...If anyone could please help and tell me what this all means in english terms that i will understand.
MRI 1/30/2004
Foci of increased singnal in the deep white matter bilaterally. The most prominent lesion is in the left frontal lobe. There is a subtle prominence of extra axial fluid which follows CSF signal intensity in the anterior portion of the frontal lobes bilaterally.

Multiple foci of increased FLAIR signal throughout the deep white matter. This can be seen with migraines,however,,demyelinating disease and ischemic disease can also cause this.

MRI REPORT ON 2/05/2002
There are a few tiny non specific foci of increase in signal pattern in the cerebral white matter. These may be related to migraine,demyelinating process.

MRI 7/01/2001
multiple foci abnormal increased signal intensity on the FLAIR,proton density,and T2 weighted images within the white matter of the hemispheres bilaterally. These are not associated with any mass effect or enhancment. They may be related to migraines,however they are nonspecific. The differential includes ischemia,demyelinating disease,sarcoid,lupus, and other less common etiologies. Althou, i have seen some subcortical foci near the vertex, i cannot identify any cortical lesions. The sulci are prominent in the frontal regions along the convexities,more on the right then the left.

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Old 01-30-2005, 03:07 PM   #2
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Re: MRI report..advice please.

From what I read of your report and what I understand of MRI's, spots in your MRI could suggest several possible causes, just like your report says.

Has your doctor mentioned doing a lumbar puncture? They can look more specifically for the presence of increased levels of oligoclonal bands, gamma globulin or myelin basic protein which would be indicative of MS.

Another test that might help sort things out is an evoked potentional, either visual, brainstem auditory and/or somatosensory. I assume you have a followup visit soon. You might want to write down your questions and your concerns so you get it all covered during the visit.
Best wishes,

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