I know certains locations for lesions in the brain are considered more "typical" for MS but it seems I read a lot about people diagnosed with MS who's lesions aren't in areas typical for MS.... So is there really a typical location?
I ask (in part) as I was just at the MS clinic and saw a MS neurologist who was on call, she told me radically different things than my normal neurologist, inlcuding that my most recent MRI showed a lesion in an area which indicated MS, whereas my normal neurogist said that although there was a lesion in wasn't In any particular area...
I am fairly new to the whole MS thing so I don't know a ton about lesion locale..... I do know that my neurologist told me that the most common location for brain lesions in people with MS is near the inner "dark spot" of the brain (not sure what it's called). I know that lesions can also be located on the spine.
My neuro told me I had 1 lesion in a spot that was typical of MS and 1 was in a spot that is not typical to MS. Seeing a MS specialists she confirmed, exactly what he said. Both of them said the lesion not in the area for MS could be anything in my past and most likely not be related to MS
I would trust an MS nuero about everything MS, over a general neuro any day!
The 4 MS lesion locations for dx are periventricular, juxtacortical, infratentorial and spinal cord. My understanding of everything i've read and i've read a lot, is that there is nothing to stop lesions developing in 'any' areas of the brain but those 4 areas are more specific to MS than any other location.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
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.