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INCREASED T2 SIGNALS ON MRI
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INCREASED T2 SIGNALS ON MRI

I AM A 58 YEAR OLD FEMALE WITH UNILATERAL TINNITUS FOR 3 MONTHS. I RECENTLY UNDERWENT AN MRA AND MRI OF THE BRAIN. MRA WAS NORMAL EXCEPT SHOWED MILD DEVELOPMENTAL ASYMMETRY ON THE A1 SEGMENT OF THE ANTERIOR CEREBRAL ARTERIES. THE MRI SHOWED INCREASED T2 SIGNALS IN THE WHITE MATTER, 2 IN FRONTAL LOBES & 1 ON LEFT FRONTOTEMPORAL SUBCORTICAL REGION BEING NONSPECIFIC BUT SUGGESTIVE OF EARLY SMALL VESSEL OCCLUSIVE CHANGES. THESE TESTS WERE ORDERED AND NOT YET SEEN BY THE ENT. ARE THESE FINDINGS ABNORMAL AND DO THESE FINDINGS INDICATE THAT I SHOULD MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A NEUROLOGIST?
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Without seeing your MRI I cannot give you a specific answer for your case

developmental asymmetries of the anterior cerebral arteries are fairly common in the general population, and are not abnormal

increased T2 signals in the white matter in your age group are also very common, and usually represent hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure, migraine or a few other very rare causes.

See what your ENT doctor thinks. If you are worried, getting a neurologist to look at the films and correlate them to your case may not be a bad idea.
Good luck
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