jay47 07/03/18
Last reply 4 months ago
Virchow Robin

My MRI showed “Virchow Robin”…. I googled it but still have no clue what it is. Can somebody shed light on this for me? Thank you. Feeling so confused

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stumbler
4 months ago

@jay47 , who, oh why, do these medical professionals throw technical terms at us. They may as well be speaking Russian!

It would seem that this term, and I had to Google it too, refers to an accumulation of spaces in the brain, or brain atrophy. This can be a part of the normal ageing process.

Although, it seems it can also be caused by “white matter lesions”. Now, I associate lesions with MS progression, but I’m sure it’s not quite as straightforward as that. Otherwise, I’d be a Neurologist too. And, I’m not, I have no medical background whatsoever!

Was the Neurologist concerned by the results of the MRI? And, is he referring you for further tests, or to an MS Specialist?


jay47
4 months ago

I see my neurologist on Thursday. I did see my regular doc today and he confirmed what I have been saying all along…I think I have m.s. I am hoping I can be sedated for my spinal tap… I find it funny that it scares me because after having cancer, I shouldn’t be afraid of anything 😔


stumbler
4 months ago

@jay47 , If I can assume that you had an MRI scan originally, the latest MRI may give enough info for a diagnosis without a spinal tap. Here’s hoping….. 😉


jay47
4 months ago

@stumbler, I really hope so. I will have to be put out for the procedure if I have to do it!

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