I have been studing multiple sclerosis for over one year and it is my understanding that the only way you can get a lesion in the thoracic spine is from mutiple sclerosis. I would suggest for you to have a spinal tap to look for Oligliocolonal bands in the spinal fluid. When you have a MRI done you should make sure that the MRI is done to MS protocol. Many MRI test that are done are scanned every 5mm, to look for MS lesion the technician should do the scan every 3mm because lesion can be small and missed at every 5mm.
Hi, Sherry , thanks for your help!! the protocol part will tell them!!! also i have had the spinal tap and no bands, also the nerve test and OK too. ooooo I had a cervical spine w/o ctrst 9-30 05. the conclusion: mild degenerative changes in c3-4 facet joint; other wise essentially negative.
Hello, and thanks for helpen me!! I have 3 mri s here and they are from all different Rodiologicalest!!! <wrong spelling maybe!!! to tell you the god forbiden truth iam trying to figuer your question, compared part!!! iam sorry!!! iam so mad i can not seem to understand!! thats relly happening a lot lately. I will try some time tomorrow !!! thanks for trying to help me!!
Sounds like you have had the work-up that you needed at this point to rule out MS, However it could be so early into the disease that there are not enough lesions to diagnosis MS. I would suggest to do a follow-up MRI and spinal tap in 6 months. Remember that a spinal tap only draws off 10ml of fluid so if the OCB are not in abundance there is potential to draw a "blank" specimen. Wait 6 motnhs and retest. Also MS lesions do not enhance on MRI, any lesion that enhances or takes up the contrast on a mri is a lesion that has a vascular supply. Lesion from MS are nothing but a "scar". IF you have an area that is enhancing on a MRI then you are not looking at MS.What are your symptoms??
Please read our health pages about MS lesions. They directly contradict what you have said, so you may have some comments. From everything I have read elsewhere, you are not correct in your assertion that MS lesions do not enhance. It depends on the stage they are in.
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