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MRI Report -- what does it mean in simple English?
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MRI Report -- what does it mean in simple English?

Hi, the MRI report stats the following:

Findings: There are a few scattered patchy partially confluent T2/FLAIR hyperintense foci within the deep and periventricular white matter bilaterally which are symmetric involving the frontal and parietal lobes.

Interpretation: Patchy scattered foci in the deep and periventricular white matter of the frontoparietal lobes may reflect sequelae of periventricular leukomalacia.

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Follow-up, I'm not sure this message belongs in the MS group. Think it belongs in a Ceberal Palsy group.
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Hi!
In simple terms, periventricular leukomalacia means the white matter in the brain has become soft and dead. This white matter has become soft in patches along the ventricles or fluid filled spaces in the brain. Usually this happens during birth, especially in premature babies, and is due to loss of oxygen supply to brain. Depending on the severity, this can cause neurological disorders, memory problems, problems with motor coordination, and developmental delay. This dead white matter appears as patchy scattered hyperintense or very bright foci on T2 FLAIR MRI. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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