Oops! Just read Quix's answer to "How big does a lesion have to be?" and she pretty much answered my questions with saying Dr.s pretty much don't look at anything less than 2mm.
Wish I could pull my question back. Guess my brain is working extremely well today.
Audrey, soon to go by another name to protect my self image.
Is your neuro saying you only have punctate lesions? Or is he just saying that you have punctate lesions as well? As you say, 5mm to 7mm is definitely too large to be called 'punctate.'
She described my lesions as atypical for MS, given that they are elliptical in shape and punctate in size.
At least that's what I remember. I was struck by her calling them punctate, but did not disagree with the shape description.
Well, she sounds like she wasn't paying attention to the size!
Punctate - pin point - typically smaller than 2mm.
5mm to 7mm are good sized lesions and deserving of great respect and consideration.
Elliptical - this sounds VERY characteristic of MS lesions. WTF is she talking about??? The description of the typical MS lesion is "ovoid". This means "ovalish". Elliptical is CERTAINLY ovalish.