Hi, I've just received a copy of the letter sent by my neurologist
to my GP, regarding my recent brain MRI (without contrast)
The letter states that no cerebral abnormality was reported. However,
it goes on to say that there is "some fluid signal seen in the left mastoid
air cells. This is non specific, but may represent inflammation"
The letter also states that this is "clearly not relevant to his (my) symptoms
(tingling limbs,twitching muscles etc.)"
Is there anybody who could put this into laymans terms for me ?
Also, would this be something that needs further examination, or
just one of those things that I should just forget about.
Your Mastoid air cells are located just behind your ears. They are cavities similar to your sinuses. A fluid collection or "fluid signal" would represent an inflammation within the cavity. It is usually treated with antibiotics.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.