Acute stroke mri

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Avatar m tn It is so frustrating when it does not show up on your MRI and one place tells you possible mini stroke and you go the next time and they transfer you to a different hospital and they do test afterwards and then say it's not a mini stroke because there is no evidence on the test so it must be symptomatic or stress. I am not stressed and i had one of the best days of the month when this happened.
Avatar n tn Rapid assessment of acute ischemia is critical for the management of acute stroke patiens who may benefit from thrombolytics or neuroprotective therapeutics. Differentiation of acute from chronic stroke, which may all appear hyperintense on T2- Weighted Imaging(T2WI ), is essential in determining the management of patiens.
Avatar f tn I had a MRI done recently and this was one of the things in the report, can you tell me what it means...
Avatar f tn Parenchymal defect and Wallerian degeneration consistent with remote left parietal periventricular infarct or other remote insult.. No evidence of acute infarct.. No acute ischemia.
Avatar n tn The size and distribution is not typical for a demylinating disease, however, clinical correlation is needed for full evaluation. This MRI was taken almost 2 years ago. I have had follow-up MRI's the most recent being in JAnuary of this year and the MRI remains the same with no changes. I have also had the entire spine imaged which did not show any lesions. Once again, serial testing of all evoked potentials, EEG, Spinal Tap and numerous clinical exams by 3 neuros have all come up normal.
Avatar n tn for oxygen and although no outward signs of stroke may appear on a routine MRI, some hypoperfusion may still be occurring. Lastly, since these are very acute in onset, I would have the doctors consider doing a spinal tap to rule out any infectious or inflammatory process going on in his brain itself. There should be an explanation found.
Avatar f tn In many hospitals a CT scan may be available on weekends while an MRI may not, so they probably did the best they could. An MRI is less hazardous and more accurate. Yes, you need an MRI. The fact that your neck has been hurting bothers me. It suggests carotid involvement. You certainly need an ultrasound. You have a project tomorrow other than going to work.
Avatar n tn Hi If you had a haemorrhagic stroke, the CT would have shown it straight away. The MRI should show any infarct after 5 days. I had mine 3 days post & the damage is very obvious. I think you need to keep searching for a diagnosis.
Avatar n tn My 75 year-old mother had an acute ischemic stroke a week ago today. She had a frontal parietal infarct that damaged a third of her left hemisphere. She hasn't really regained any level of alertness, though has shown marked improvement every day. Yesterday was the first time she was able to really open her eyes and look at things, though she closes them again after a few seconds. She can hear and move all her extremeties, though the movement is much more limited on her right side.
Avatar f tn Now they say the situation is critical... R sided stroke, and my mom hasn't really regained consciousness. her MRI shows one major stoke, and then a subsequent one caused by bleeding. Mannitol given and swelling of the brain has greatly subsided. Reacts to painful stimuli, by moving toes, when pinched under the arm. NG tube in place. Breathing on her own.. vitals stable. Walking a delicate dance with medications, to prevent further clots.. by also careful not to cause more bleeding.
Avatar n tn My mother suffered an acute subdural hematoma after falling down the stairs, hitting her head. She had surgery to drain the blood within a 2 hour window. Her recovery was outstanding at first, and was sent home a week later. She seemed to be pretty close to 100% mentally - able to carry on inteligent conversations with no problems. All of a sudden a couple days after she had been taken home, she began to be unable to "spit out" what she was trying to say.
Avatar n tn There are two foci of acute ischemic change involving the left parietal cortex posteriorly. The largest area of acute ischemic change measures 10mm and is best seen on series #6, image #16. There is a very subtle faint enhancement in the more prominent area of acute ischemic change in the left parietal cortex on the post contrast images. Impression-Two small foci of acute ischemic changes left parietal cortex seen. Volume Loss.
Avatar n tn No evidence of focal mass, midline shift or acute intracranial hemorrhage. 3. No evidence of acute ischemia or acute focal demyelination on DWI.
5589326 tn?1370459774 I had what may have been a small stroke 9 months ago. Is it still possible for tests to detect a stroke or resulting brain damage?
Avatar f tn I am very scared. Please help, what does this mean....IMPRESSION: No acute infarction, intracranial hemorrhage or mass lesion Scattered mild FLAIR hyperintensities in the periventricular and subcortical white matters with migraines, psoas ischemic change, demyelinating disease.
Avatar m tn They are leaning towards MS or an Infraction Stroke Syndrome. MRI brain 7/8/2014. Comparison 11/19/2009. Indication: Postconcussion headache. Technique: The trauma protocol brain was performed without and with gadolinium, patient was injected with 19 mL Magnevist contrast from a single dose 20 mL bottle. Findings: There is no acute hemorrhage, infarction, mass effect, or midline shift. The ventricles and sulci are stable and age-appropriate.
Avatar n tn This is MRI result....What does this mean?.how long will it take to start body movement?......
Avatar f tn If it was a TIA, 1/3 of them do have a later stroke. But you have a much higher risk of having a stroke anyway. What you can do is to call back the hospital or the doctor and ask them what the MRI means. It would probably be most helpful if you made an appointment with a doctor. You note several of the high risk factors to have a stroke and there are other risk factors. You might try getting some help with lowering your risk factors.
1766406 tn?1313625184 Infarct of the brain generally means a stroke has happened, I believe. Ask for a copy of your MRI disk, and study it because they think we're too stupid to deserve an explanation. I snuck and made a copy of mine on the way to delivering it to my doctor. I have the right to know, and so do you. I would suggest doing brain training games for your memory online. There are sites you can go to for free. Dual n Back training has helped my memory substantially, I think.
Avatar f tn These are nonspecific differential - possibilities would include age advanced microvascular ischemic changes, sequelae or migraine, less likely postinflammatory/postinfectious process or demyelination. There is no MRI evidence or acute infarction. There are no pathologic areas of infarction. Also, with the MRA and probably not related is that I have a dissected, occluded vertebral artery. What does that mean?
Avatar n tn I am not a doctor. I am a patient. The good news is that there is no tumor or stroke or issue with your veins or arteries seen on the MRI. The MRI did find some "hyper intense foci" which are, to my read, usually white spots. They can be caused by many things from migraines to high blood pressure up to MS or more. So your doctor has to figure out if this is benign or of concern. Volume loss is likely normal - ask the doctor.
Avatar f tn Weakness, confused speech, etc, as you describe, may be related to a vascular event such as a stroke. CT heads are good in the acute phase particularly if you are concerned about bleeding. However, they are not sensitive in identifying strokes in the acute phase. I would recommend that your friend have an MRI of her/his brain to evaluate further. Additionally, does your friend have any medical history, neurological history of seizures, etc, history of low back pain?
Avatar f tn Hello. I was wondering if anyone could help. I am an Occupational Therapy student and I have been giving a case study about man who has had a stroke, which I have to present on Tuesday the 22nd of January 2012. I was just wondering if you could help me clarify something, I would really appreciate it. The man in the case study was admitted to the acute stroke ward via A&E 4 days ago.
Avatar f tn You also apparently have not had a recent stroke (acute infarction), which is good. The diffusion-weighted images tell that story. Quix has a great post on explaining MRIs that you might want to take a look at. And be sure to ask your doctor for a clear explanation of what the report means, what its significance, if any, might be, whether or not it is relevant to your symptoms, and what some differential diagnoses might be based on the overall picture they now have for you.
Avatar n tn Hi there, I completly sympathise with you, your MRI is very very similar to mine. So I will explain what mine means, in addition read my post on here in general and neurological catergory posted by melsywooh: I had severe neurological symptoms amd a acute attack or something! My first MRI brain scan without contrast revealed High signal intensity in the white matter in both frontal lobes and cerebellum, also my sinus was noted and slight vascular change, all non specific.
1475202 tn?1536274577 Some patients die from the stroke and others have little to no deficits despite the stroke. Unfortunately, I can not comment specifically on the severity of your mom's stroke. I would get in touch with the neuro-ICU team that is caring for her and get an update on her condition. All the best, Dr.
378497 tn?1232147185 OK, I've officially got my MRI report in my hands. It's really long, so I'll just give the (what I think are) salient findings: BRAIN No evidence of acute or subacute ischemia. 3x5 focus of signal hyperintensity, oval, anterior/inferior to right frontal horn. Nonspecific focus, but asymmetric and could represent gliosis related to remote parenchymal insult, but also could represent an atypical demyelinating plaque.
744637 tn?1250806622 The symptoms of stroke develop very rapidly while the symptoms of complicated migraine develop insidiously. MRI and CT scan in patients of stroke shows the characteristic small vessel ischemic changes. The best treatment for migraine is recognition and avoidance of trigger. Medications like NSAIDS are used to abort acute attacks of migraine. Other medications include butalbital, isometheptene and botox.
Avatar f tn FULL RESULT: Examination: MRI Brain with and without Contrast, 06/20/2011 Comparison: MRI brain dated 05/20/2011 and 04/21/2011. Clinical History: A 59-year-old man with history of left frontal lobe grade 2 oligodendroglioma, status post total resection in 05/2007. The patient underwent radiation therapy in 2007 with subsequent recurrence. The patient has been undergoing chemotherapy with Avastin, which was discontinued in 12/2010.
Avatar n tn Early CT scans don't show the full impact of cell damage so getting a new set of Images to compare against any taken at the acute phase of your stroke might provide a clearer picture of the areas of injury to your brain.