Hello! I am scared to death of a recent CT report I received. I visited the ER for a fever over 100 lasting multiple days and several fainting spells. The PA in the ER did the CT to rule out a brain bleed. The CT report came back as follows:
Clinical Data: Near-syncope while showering. Fever.
CT HEAD WITHOUT CONTRAST
Technique: Contiguous axial images were obtained from the base of
the skull through the vertex without contrast
Findings: The brain has and unremarkable appearance without
evidence for hemorrhage, acute infarction, hydrocephalus, or mass
lesion. There is no extra axial fluid collection. The skull and
paranasal sinuses are normal. Slight prominence of the CSF spaces
could represent premature atrophy. Correlate clinically.
IMPRESSION: No acute intracranial findings. Question mild
I have an appointment with a neurologist in three weeks, but in the meantime, I am so scared that I have some form of early dementia. I have absolutely no neuro symptoms, and only a nearly 20 year history of depression, and some anorexia over ten years ago. Any advice is welcome and greatly appreciated! By the way, the PA in ER didn't even tell me about the possible atrophy. I discovered it myself while reviewing my ER labs online.