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my 9 year old daughter was diagnosed with swelling of the optic nerve after a mri with and without contrast the doctor also said that she has a spot on the left side of the brain behind the ear and it  is deep set?  she has no symptoms but blurry vision every now and then in the left eye. what could this be? the doctor said something about possible ms. could this be so without any signs? He is also sending her to a pediatric neuroligst at the local childrens hospital
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thank you  just please keep us in your prayers
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Good luck with your daughter....I hope it all turns out well....

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no  as far as anyone can tell me ms is not in the family but  we do have a history of neurofibromatosis
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Thank you for your response I will let you know what I find out her dr decided to send her to a pedeatric ms dr  they gave her a appointment for april10 but he said that wasn't soon enough so they are trying to see her sooner
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Optic nerve swelling suggests an inflammatory response. The optic nerve sheath has distended, giving a swollen optic nerve picture. This could be an acute response to demyelinating pathology as seen in multiple sclerosis. Swelling is seen in the initial phases of optic neuritis.

The lesion in the brain is probably in the periventricular white matter. It is not clear from the description if the lesion is an infarct, or suggestive of demyelination. The lesion may well be in the visual pathway. The pathway extends from the retina all the way up to the visual cortex in the occipital lobe.

If her blurring of vision is of a recent onset, it is a good idea to investigate further for demyelination.

Is there a family history of multiple sclerosis? She is young and it is very rare to see a 9 years old diagnosed with MS. Her age is on her side. Please let me know what happens at the pediatric neurologist's office.

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