Thanks Uppity, I did figure that out by my second post about
the tonsils thing. I'm not worried about
the tonsil thing at all... I'm not worried about
the 'minimal change'...
I am worried about
the active lesions now, when on my last MRI I had no active lesions so the possibility of IF this is MS it could be dormant (if that's the right word for it) and I'm just having some symptoms/sensory issues. I only wrote what I didn't understand on here, which is not the whole report. Here's the whole paragraph..
On FLAIR and T2 weighted images several scattered high signal intensity foci are seen within cerebral hermispheric white matter and superior basal ganlionic regions. These regions of increased signal intensity are nonspecific. The main consideration is demyelination/multiple sclerosis in a patient of this age. Additional, all be it less likely, considerations include foci of small vessel ischemia, migraine related disorders and previous trauma. Please correlate clinically.
From the previous report (Nov 2006) FINDINGS: The study does demostrated several slightly less than 1 cm sized foci of abnormal hyperintense T2 signal scattered throughout deep white matter of both cerebral hemispheres including a few adjacent to the atria of lateral ventricles. These are nonspecific findings and can be caused by any insult brain including trauma, infection, demyelimination, factors predisposing to microvascular angiopathy and other. Clinical correlation is necessary.
Another variable in here is that each MRI was read by a different radiologist, although they are in the same 'radiologist group'. I don't know if that helps at all.
So again, trauma has been ruled out, infection ruled out, migraine ruled out. Spinal tap = normal, hormones = normal, thyroid = normal, all CSF infections = negative. I don't think I've had a stroke.
So, I guess what I'm looking for now is if anyone's doctor dx'd them once they saw that they had active lesions? Or if someone's lesions are active, was that the corner to turn to get put on medicine? I'm not wanting to be on meds, but wondering what everyone elses experiences are.
Oh and thanks for the link, Uppity.. That's a much better site than what I found, much medical research jargon and what not. This site is much easier to understand!
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
Author: Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), 28th U.S. President
Post Edited (Denda) : 4/20/2007 8:08:25 PM (GMT-6)