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Brain MRI Results
I am a 55 year old female.  I recently had an MRI to rule out a brain tumor in response to a couple of vertigo and tinnitus events.  The opinion reads, "Mild atrophy and micorvascular ischemic shite matter disease is seen."  I don't smoke, I don't have diabetes, hypertension, or have not been experienced toxic exposure.

What does this mean?  Do I need to worry about a future stroke or demensia??
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Hi there!

Atrophy refers to reduction in the size of the brain and microvascular ischaemic changes refer to mild changes observed due to reduced blood supply related to changes in the small blood vessels. These findings are not uncommon with increasing age and since the described changes are mild, these should not be anything to worry about.
Hope the information is helpful.

Take care!
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