MY MRI SCAN RESULTS

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Kala UK
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   Posted 11/16/2006 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
 
I am being seen by a headache specialist in London, UK as I suffer from hemiplegic migraines, CDH and other migraines, and was recently admitted into hospital for some investigative tests.
 
The results of my MRI Scan are:
'2 MRI scans were performed. The first demonstrated an ill-defined area of hyperintensity on T2 W and FLAIR images within the deep white matter of the right frontal lobe. This was noted to extend from the cortical surface to the ventricle with some loss of grey/white matter distinction at this level. No mass effect or contrast enhancement was seen. No abnormal meningeal ehancement was seen in keeping with low pressure.

A further MRI scan with fine cuts T1 sequences were obtained. The high signal intensity on T2/FLAIR sequence showed no obvious abnormality on the corresponding T1 sequences. A comment was made that there may be some loss of grey/white matter differentiation, which could indicate dysplasia.'
I was already aware that I had a lesion in my brain due a previous MRI scan I had done about 6 years ago, but my neurologist at the time didn't investigate further. Although I am researching, I would be very interested to hear from anyone who understands what these results show.
 
If you can help me please post a reply.
 
Thanks,
 
Kala

Annuk
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   Posted 11/16/2006 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kala,

Wow, that is quite a mouthful! I wish I could shed some light on it but I cannot, I hope you get your next appointment very soon to clarify what is going on. Please keep us posted.

take care

Ann

Kala UK
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   Posted 11/17/2006 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ann,

Thank you for your support. I will let you know as soon as I have the date of my next appointment.

I have been doing some research and have frightened myself a bit!!

Dysplasia (from 'bad form', in greek) is an abnormality in the appearance of cells indicative of an early step towards transformation into a neoplasia. It is therefore a pre-neoplastic or pre-cancerous change. This abnormal growth is restricted to the epithelial layer, not invading into the deeper tissue. Though dysplasia may regress spontaneously, persistent lesions must be removed, either with surgery, chemical burning, heat burning, burning with laser, or freezing (cryotherapy).

I hope I hear soon!!

Kala

Annuk
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   Posted 11/17/2006 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kala,

Sadly that's the difficulty when we do research that we are going to scare ourselves from time to time. But, it is never quite the way we imagine things to be when we finally get the answers!!! Try not to worry and I hope it will not be very long before you get a date!

take care

Ann

Kala UK
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   Posted 11/17/2006 11:26 PM (GMT 0)   

 

Hi Ann,

Thank you for your message. And you are very right, things hardly ever turn out as bad as we think they will. This is the problem with being supplied with information we don't understand, as much as I do like to know what is going on with my own health.
 
Thanks again,

Kala

Brad69
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   Posted 11/17/2006 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I recommend laying off of the research. nono
I found out they the less you know the better you are. When I found out I had a brain tumor, the first thing I did was started doing research. That was a bad mistake, I drove myself crazy. While I have no idea what to tell you about your situation, I hope you get the answers your looking for soon.
Brad

Kala UK
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   Posted 11/18/2006 4:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Brad,

Thanks for your advice and I have certainly stopped researching. I will just wait for my appointment with the specialist and see what he has to say on the situation.

I hope you condition is being/has been resolved and that you are well.

Take care,

Kala

Kala UK
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   Posted 12/17/2006 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
 
I have received a letter from my specialist in London which has provided me with some information regarding my MRI scan results and what he has planned next.
 
He wrote:
'You had an MRI scan which showed some change in the frontal lobe. This is described as dysplastic meaning that the tissue is abnormal but not a tumour or cancer which we would be concerned about. I have written to the radiologist to see if we can define the change in the brain better.
 
'When we have had some more information from our MRI colleagues we will, in all probability, re-admit you for a further dose of caffeine and to do any brain scan sequences that are necessary to best define the change on your scan.'
 
I am now awaiting to receive a letter informing me of my admission date which will hopefully arrive at the beginning of the New Year.
 
I will keep you posted of any future developments.
 
Take care,
 
Kala 
 

Kala UK
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   Posted 8/25/2007 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi everyone,

I just thought that I would bring you all up-to-date with my situation.

I saw my consultant a few weeks ago and we discussed my MRI scan results. He has decided that I need another scan but this won't take place until sometime between October and December. This is because it will have been a year since my previous MRI scan and if anything is going to change then it will have in that time, and if nothing has changed then it is highly likely that nothing will change.

He is quite certain that everything will be fine, but at least this will put my mind at rest.

Take care,
 
Kala
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