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Posted by: Sleepless | 2019/10/21

need help understanding MRI results.

Hello. 78 y.o female. Around 6 months ago started heaving severe headaches. At the same time loss of sleep. (about 4-5 hrs of sleep at night) . Went to local neurology clinic. Local dr sent to do non-contrast MRI. Received results today. Need help understanding. Please explain what it means. MRI results: No abnormal restricted diffusion. No hydrocephalus or herniation. There are scattered punctate to patchy areas of T2 and FLAIR hyperintensity within the supratentorial white matter. Although nonspecific, findings likely relate to etiologies such as small vessel ischemia from etiologies such as diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, tobacco abuse or migraine headache. Less likely vasculitis or even possibly a demyelinating process could conceivably have a similar appearance. Major intracranial vascular flow voids are present. There is a mucosal retention cyst arising from the anterior aspect left maxillary sinus measuring 11 mm. This is grossly stable since the prior exam. Skull base is normal.

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- 2019/10/22

Dear Sleepless,

These seems nothing to worry about,but the best person to ask is the doctor who referred you for the MRI

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