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MRI question

I just had an MRI done and I wanted to find out if MS is a likely outcome.  Here is the "very confusing" language:

"There are 3 to 4 subcentimeter areas of FLAIR and T2 hyperintensity seen within the periventricular and subcortical white matter, none are associated with pathologic enhancement or restricted diffusion.  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?  

Carla
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It sounds to me like you have a few lesions smaller than a centimeter (subcentimeter).  Because of the location and size, the radiologist can't confirm that it's demyelination (possible MS) or damage from a small stroke.  Because there's no enhancement of the lesions, you'll have to be tested further.  It all depends on what the neurologist chooses to do, and how you feel.
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