Last reply 5 years ago
More tests and confusing results….

Hi Guys, So had 3 MRI’s yesterday and one MRS (?) to study the biochemistry of my brain. Can’t wait to get the bill on that one.

I was able to access the radiologist notes on my tests online at MyHeath with my insurance before my appointment and / or phone call from my Neuro.

See below if so interested 🙂 But since I’ve had Migraines ruled out along time ago, Diabetes and Hypertension ruled out and I don’t know what the heck the other one is besides MS….. *sigh*…. the waiting game continues. And what the hell is a parenchymal cyst?

I was told my Neuro would be calling me in the next couple of days once hospital sends them the results … but obviously patience is not my strongest virtue. 😀


Examination: MRI Brain WO W Cnt, 1/14/2013 11:26:00 AM

01/14/2013 12:17 – Gadavist (Gadobutrol) 604.72mg per mL
(1mmol/mL), 10 milliliter, INTRAVENOUS.
I authenticate the medication order(s) initiated via protocol
for this exam.

Clinical History: Blurred vision, neuralgia and neuritis.
Patient complains 14 month history of head pain and weakness.
Possible multiple sclerosis.

Lobulated T2 hyperintense and T1 hypointense focus is
identified within the left posterior parietal lobe (axial T2
series 9, image 17). The focus follows CSF signal on all
sequences and is most consistent with a parenchymal cyst. There
is no associated enhancement.

Punctate foci of T2 and FLAIR signal hyperintensity are
identified within the periventricular and subcortical white
matter of the frontal lobes and parietal lobes. Overall the
distribution of findings is greater than expected for the
patient’s age.

1. Punctate foci of T2 and FLAIR signal hyperintensity
primarily in the subcortical white matter distribution
involving the frontal lobes and parietal lobes, unchanged in
size, contour or characteristics in comparison to 2/15/2012.
Differential considerations include demyelination such as
multiple sclerosis, or advanced chronic microvascular ischemic
change usually related to hypertension or diabetes. Clinical
correlation is recommended.
2. No abnormal enhancement.
3. No diffusion restriction
4. Cystic cavity within the left posterior parietal lobe,
stable in comparison to prior imaging.

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5 years ago

This is written in a language that you’re not supposed to understand. It’s for the Neurologist to look at the pictures and consider these remarks to help them make a judgement, or to call for further tests.
Don’t try and second guess. Just be patient.

5 years ago

I was a trained nurse and here I France they to give you reports to take with you to your doc or specialist there is a real danger with that because we all read them and then read things into them . When I had my first report I like you read translated it and came up with my own conclusion . It was nothing like what I was afterwards told by a far more qualified person ! So try and hang in there and wait to be told by an expert ! Probably not very helpfull but my experience tells me that the only expert can really help ! Xx all the best and thinking of you femke

5 years ago

Thank you…. you are both right. *sigh*

I will try and be patient. It is certainly not easy since I’ve had so many tests for the past 1 1/2 years. 🙁

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