I know no one can give true medical advice, but for those of you that have been down this road and understand these MRI's can you decipher what some of this means for me? I don't love all the verbage. See below:
' there are a few tiny ovoid regions of hyperintensity noted
within the bifrontal periventricular and juxtacortical white matter. Differential
considerations for this appearance include minimal incipient chronic small vessel
white matter ischemic change in the setting of a patient with hypertension or
diabetes versus the sequela of migraine headaches or a remote vasculitis.Within
the left caudate head, there is a 5 mm ovoid focus of signal alteration which
demonstrates susceptibility artifact. This is centrally hyperintense on T1 and
hyperintense on T2 and demonstrates peripheral hemosiderin deposition. There is
diffuse hazy enhancement also diffusely involving the adjacent left caudate head.
Findings are likely related to a cavernoma and associated capillary
Look up the definition of every word you don't know and write it down. Have this document available when you review the report so you can put the words into a meaningful context. Hopefully, the report will then make more sense for you.vortexmama79 wrote:I got the MRI report off the patient portal, and I am in the medical profession but I'm not exactly sure what I am reading.
Yes, your neurologist will have to put the report into context as it may or may not relate to you.vortexmama79 wrote: Plus, "the neuro will see you on the 4th and discuss the results then."
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!