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one eye sudden blindness, ear pain (infection), eye pain, body numbness

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 26, 2014
  • 05:22 AM

I am 68 year old. I had a sudden(for approximately 1 minute) left eye blindness recently. I also had the feeling of left ear pain, left eye pain sensation, and left body numbness for over 1 yr. My Doctor ordered a MRI of my brain. After review the MRI results, the Doctor said he could not tell a reason of my problem. I am asking for help to interpret the MRI report. Any help is greatly appreciated.


prominence of the ventricles and sulci suggests atrophic change with few scattered foci of periventricular subcortical white matter T2 prolongation nonspecific with differential diagnostic considerations as discussed suggestive of minimum small vessel ischemic disease without evidence for focal mass, mass effect, blood products on blood product sensitive sequences or restricted diffusion.

minimum left partial mastoid air cell opacification is evident.


Prominence of the ventricles and sulci suggests atrophic change. scattered foci of periventricular and subcortical white matter T2 prolongation are noted with differential diagnostic considerations including small vessel ischemic disease, chronic systemic illness, i.e., diabetes and chronic hypertension, migraines, vasculitis, inflammatory illnesses, demyelinating disease, etc.. No extra-axial fluid collection is seen. Globes appear intact. sinuses are grossly clear as visualized. sagittal midline image demonstrates no evidence for pituitary mass or cerebellar tonsilar herniation. Minimal left partial mastoid air cell opacification is appreciated. major flow voids are present. blood product sensitive sequences were performed and demonstrate no definite abnormality. diffusion images demonstrate no evidence for restricted diffusion.

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