Results from brain MRI

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NanaBee
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   Posted 6/29/2007 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I just got my results back from my mri of the brain.  The doctor said that I have two benign abnormalities and that I will have to have another brain scan with contrast in 3 months.   One of the abnormalities is called capillary telangiectasia which is a cluster of blood vessels in the middle of the pons area of my brain. I guess they aren't supposed to be there.  She has assured me that it isn't a tumor.
I am wondering if anyone has ever heard of this and also if it is benign why do we have to keep an eye on it?
 
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   Posted 6/29/2007 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mary Ann,

I'm sorry, I'm not at all knowledgable of the brain kind of stuff. I'm glad though that what was found is benign. My guess about keeping an eye on it would be docs like to keep watch of any abnormalities. I know that even with cysts in the breasts, docs like to keep an eye out to make sure there aren't any changes so maybe thats what she meant. I'm glad its not a tumor though. WOOHOO!! :-)

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   Posted 6/29/2007 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mary ann, like des said I'm glad they are benign. The only thing I can think of is if they grow that may cause a problem. I really don't know either. Hopfully you can talk to your doctor and get more clarification.
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   Posted 6/29/2007 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Mary Ann, while I'm glad you don't have tumors, I imagine it's kind of unsettling to have things present in your brain that aren't supposed to be there. I don't know anything about the brain issues you are dealing with, but I really hope they are nothing serious. It's good they are going to continue to follow up on this and watch for any changes. Did they have any idea if these things in your brain could be causing any symptoms? It might be a good idea to start writing down questions for your next visit.

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   Posted 6/29/2007 9:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi MaryAnn,

Benign is a Good Word when it comes to things that aren't supposed to be there! So hooray for that! The following of it is probably as the others have mentioned a precautionary thing. If I were you, I would call the dr.'s office, and ask your question of his/her nurse or leave a message for the dr. to call you--however your doctor's office works it. We always come up with questions later. It is our right and most importantly, our responsibility to ourselves, to ask these questions and get answers that satisfy us!

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