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tymariel

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Help need with My MRI Results
« on: November 28, 2007, 04:49:09 pm »
I just received an MRI of the Brain and i dont understand the results can a Dr. please help me with the results it reads as follows:

A single punctate nonspecific area of high signal white matter change is identified at the grey-white junction of the right parietal region.  Polypoid mucoperiosteal thickening is identified within the right maxillary antrum.

Impression:

Right Maxillary sinus Disease.  Non specific punctate High Signal White matter change in the right parietal region.   

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Re: Help need with My MRI Results
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2007, 07:11:48 pm »
Not really sure what that means here--we deal with acoustic neuromas and are mostly patients, not docs here. Try googling the term on your computer and see what comes up, maybe. Good luck.

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Re: Help need with My MRI Results
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2007, 08:18:03 pm »
I'd suggest going to Barnes & Noble and get a good medical book on the brain and the nervous system.  This way you can see the pictures and follow along.

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Re: Help need with My MRI Results
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2007, 09:59:25 pm »
Gee, which part don't you understand?  :D

Not too many radiologists here. I can tell you a few things, but you will need some medical reference or a doctor to help you translate that into English.

I have no idea what polypoid mucoperiosteal thickening is, but apparently the radiologist thinks you have some sinus disease on the right side.

The "non-specific white matter changes" show up on many MRIs (mine had one). I think they report them so they can be watched over time, and checked again if you have another MRI.

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Re: Help need with My MRI Results
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2007, 10:42:50 am »
Radiologist reports have freaked too many of us out … the best thing is to talk it over with your ENT and have them explain it into layman’s terms. Also know that radiologist reports are not always accurate- wait until your doctor sees it and can translate it.

You can totally stress yourself out trying to figure it all out. (Been there done that – got the t-shirt  8) )

I am not seeing the words of a typical acoustic neuroma (Schwannoma) you have quoted here... too many of us here are all too familiar with.

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