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Avatar n tn sir/madam, this is regarding my uncle who recently had a brain-stem stroke. nearly after he became unconscious at home he was taken to a nearby clinic, whose doctors couldn't diagnose it and instructed for a CT scan. this was nearly 4 hrs after he became unconscious. though the report was normal and had no reference to any complication the patient remained unconscious.
Avatar n tn Brain stem is normal in morphology and density, no hemorrhage, mass or infarct. Vascular: No hyperdense MCA. No subdural or epidural hematoma. Basal Cisterns: Preserved Skull: No abnormal areas of lucency or sclerosis in the calvarium. No fracture. Other: Mucosal thickening in the ethmoid sinuses. No fluid in the mastoids. Conclusion: 1 cm vague area of low density in the left frontal lobe white matter, recommend further evaluation with a contrast enhanced MRI or the brain.
402689 tn?1201578212 2 Inoperable RCC brain tumors 7mm & 11mm to pons area/brain stem were treated with CyberKnife on 9/25 and 10/2/07. No real problems, Last MRI done 12/27/07 tumors appeared to be larger, 13mm & 10mm, some subsequent edema/dizziness took additional steroids, stopped > 3 weeks ago. CONCERN Numbness to right side of head/face/neck right forearm/hand & right ankle/foot has occurred within last week. Called the doc this week and they said to just take it easy.
7948950 tn?1421652729 Here is the other mri scan that I have. You can see a bit more of it. It also shows how my neck curve is "straightening". Just trying to find answers as to why I'm having so many symptoms. Any advice would be great! Thank you!
Avatar m tn Hi Kel, I have MS & I have a brain stem lesion in the Pons area. It was easily picked up when I had a MRI. The MRI was a 3 tesla machine & the MRI was carried out using MS protocol. The brain stem is the area of the brain that connects the brain to the spinal cord & is the main control centre between the two. Nobody really knows if a lesion in any area of the brain will or won't cause problems. I think that my spinal lesions were less clear on MRI than my brain lesions.
Avatar f tn In 1965 they could tell I had brain stem damage from the neurological exam.
Avatar f tn So heres my scan of my brain, ans according to a few friends i have on instagram that also have chiari they think i have a herniation on my cerebellum. Im just searching for some answers and I refuse to believe that im "normal" since i know with the symptoms i have Im not.. I appreciate all answers and inputs!!! Thanks!
Avatar m tn My husband suffered a Brain stem stroke July 2007.. At the age of 29. He is doing very well. He has had follow up MRI since. There still shows a very small spot of blood on the MRI. Each time it is smaller. Is this normal 1 year later?? Will it go away? Also, The affects have left him with a crossed right eve. It now comes out to the center but not further? Any suggestions to retrain?
Avatar f tn Hi and welcome, From my understanding when 'end plate' is mentioned in the lumbar region it's often relating to spinal degeneration ie degenerative disc disease, stenosis etc so i would think that part is meaning your spinal MRI shows early signs of degeneration which isn't generally findings associated with MS.
Avatar f tn what does small scattered foci of hyperintensity on a brain scan indicate
7948950 tn?1421652729 Hello! So I finally got my records sent to me, and though my nuerologist said everything was fine except a spasm in my loratic curve, and that it was tight where I had surgery but the CSF flow was fine, I noticed something in my mri, and I wanted to know if it was normal. When I look at pictures of MRI I notice that the brain stem is usually pretty straight. So I'm wondering if mine looks crooked or bent to anyone, and could it possibly be causing my symptoms?
Avatar f tn Hello, My 66 year old mother had a cerebellar stroke 3 weeks. She was admitted to the ER with vertigo, nausea, vomiting, no balance, high blood pressure and slurred speech. The first CAT scan showed no sign of infartations or bleeding, so she was misdiagnosed with vertigo and spent the whole day at the hospital until she finally lost consciousness late in the evening. A second cat Scan revealed two stroke locations in the cerebellum.
Avatar f tn Hi and welcome to the Chiari forum. It is true that the medulla oblongata is a part of the brain stem, but sometimes the brain stem can be elongated and be longer than "normal" this is usually due to tethered cord*. Some with TC* may have low lying tonsils due to the TC* but do not have the malformation of the skull. and the release surgery will most times allow the tonsils to retract.... U need to find out what this Dr actually meant.
Avatar n tn I realize not all symptoms are MS related, but was wondering if some insite could be given as to whether or not these symptoms where since the brain stem is now affected?! A tighening around and just under my breast; pain in back-on left side about where the band-feeling sometimes appears; knee giving out intermittently. Old and continuing symptoms are still fatigue, heat exposure, vision, muscle feels tender (or bruised) and bowel.
Avatar f tn After having a MRI done of my husband's brain/brain-stem w/o contrast, the report says: SIGNIFICANT ABNORMALITY, ATTN NEEDED. 1. Nonspecific foci of abnormal T2/FLAIR signal subcortical deep white matter of both cerebral hemispheres. Differential considerations include gliosis and myelin loss. 2. No mass effect, obstructive hydrocephalus or intracranial hemorrhage. 3. paranasal sinus inflammatory changes. The septum pellucidum is midline.
Avatar f tn The various causes of brain lesions on an MRI are brain aneurysm, brain arteriovenous malformation, brain tumor, hydrocephalus, stroke, multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injury. A strong degree of suspicion needs to be kept for multiple sclerosis. . Multiple sclerosis is a chronic demyelinating neurological disorder where the disease phase is characterized by active phase and remissions. It has multiple symptoms and signs and is a diagnosis of exclusion.
Avatar m tn Did they scan your brain stem and lower brain? Very important to proper vertigo diagnosis...
Avatar m tn Hi there. MRI brain can detect a variety of conditions of brain like cysts, tumors, swelling, developmental and structural abnormalities, infections, inflammatory conditions, problems with blood vessels. It can also detect if a shunt is working and any damage to brain caused by an injury or a stroke. MRI brain can be useful in evaluating problems like persistent headaches, dizziness, weakness and blurry vision or seizures and chronic diseases of the nervous system like multiple sclerosis.
Avatar f tn After having a MRI done of my husband's brain/brain-stem w/o contrast, the report says: SIGNIFICANT ABNORMALITY, ATTN NEEDED. 1. Nonspecific foci of abnormal T2/FLAIR signal subcortical deep white matter of both cerebral hemispheres. Differential considerations include gliosis and myelin loss. 2. No mass effect, obstructive hydrocephalus or intracranial hemorrhage. 3. paranasal sinus inflammatory changes. The septum pellucidum is midline.
Avatar f tn I have had Lupus for overt 10 years and it has been mild. But about 1 1/2 months ago I started having trouble thinking, memory loss, very forgetful, cant get to info in my head I know is there. And just being so absent minded that I can't even drive. I feel like I'm not all there. My Doctor said he thinks my lupus is attacking my brain and I need a CT.