Subcortical is the area. It means below the cerebral cortex. This is a fairly general term, though. The findings on your MRI (based on what's written there) are normal.
Thanks for the response. I guess I should have said "Shouldn't it say which lobe it's located?" And I have no idea why they mention migraine when that's not the reason for the MRI.
I am thinking the Radiologist has suggested Migraine because it is a common cause for small lesions in that area of the brain. However your Neuro will follow up with you to discuss your results so definitely have any questions you may have at the ready.
When I read your symptoms I actually was thinking Migraine as a possible cause as I suffer from Migraines myself & I am therefor aware that they can cause even pressure behind the ear as well as all the other symptoms. I hope you find your answers soon.
This seems to be an MRA, not an MRI. It focuses on the blood vessels, and that's why the reference is to carotids, etc.
I imagine that it still would show any significant white matter lesions, but this is something you should ask your neuro about.
My appt is next month but I was just trying to see if I could understand at least some of it before then so I won't be in shock about it if it is something. He did mention a spinal tap so I might have that next.