Neurology Community
Brain mri
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Brain mri

I had an mri that showed a white matter signal abnormality in the right periventricular region adjacent to the frontal horn of the lateral ventricle this measures 4mm my symptoms are tingling and numbness in my left hand and left side of mouth double and blurred vision and dizzy spells I have prothrombin gene mutation could this be a slight stroke as stroke is very prevalent in my family also on the same mri i had unusually hypointense t1 marrow signl of the calvaium and the calvarium seems thickened on skull x-rays they did not see any lyetic and sclerotic lesions does this negate the marrow problem
Related Discussions
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hi there. The neurological symptoms of tingling and numbness mouth double and blurred vision and dizzy spells, white matter signal abnormality in the brain are suggestive of multiple sclerosis and needs a detailed check. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic demyelinating neurological disorder where the disease phase is characterized by active phase and remissions. It has multiple symptoms and signs and is a diagnosis of exclusion. The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are loss of balance, muscle spasms, numbness in any area, problems with walking and coordination, tremors in one or more arms and legs. Bowel and bladder symptoms include frequency of micturition, urine leakage, eye symptoms like double vision uncontrollable rapid eye movements, facial pain, painful muscle spasms, tingling, burning in arms or legs, depression, dizziness, hearing loss, fatigue etc. You have many of these symptoms. The treatment is essentially limited to symptomatic therapy so the course of action would not change much whether MS has been diagnosed or not. Apart from clinical neurological examination, MRI shows MS as paler areas of demyelination, two different episodes of demyelination separated by one month in at least two different brain locations. Spinal tap is done and CSF electrophoresis reveals oligoclonal bands suggestive of immune activity, which is suggestive but not diagnostic of MS. Demyelinating neurons, transmit nerve signals slower than non-demyelinated ones and can be detected with EP tests. These are visual evoked potentials, brain stem auditory evoked response, and somatosensory evoked potential. Slower nerve responses in any one of these is not confirmatory of MS but can be used to complement diagnosis along with a neurological examination, medical history and an MRI and a spinal tap.  The calvaria hypointense and lytic lesions need to be investigated by your neurosurgeon. Take care.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
338416_tn?1420049302
Blank
jensequitur
Fort Worth, TX
620923_tn?1433541877
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
293157_tn?1285877039
Blank
Wobbly
11119474_tn?1428705770
Blank
davincidanes
Rockwood, TN
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ