I just recently had another MRI of my head and neck making 7 MRI's in the last 6 yrs. I was rear ended in 7/02 and had surgery on rt shoulder and neck. Then in 3/07 I was rear ended again by a dump truck.
This head MRI stated:
1. Chronologically nonspecific foci of Gliosis vs Ischemia primarily in the deep white matter of right and left frontal lobes.
2, Giant cisterna magna with relative hypoplasia of the cerebellar vermis
The neck MRI stated
1. A focal posterior herniation of the C6-7 intervertebral disc eccentric toward the left side.
2. Prior operative intervention with anterior interbody C4-5 and C5-6 fusion and anterior cervical plating. ACDF 3-06
3. Straightening of the cervical lordosis indicative of a pattern of muscle spasm attendant the cervical spine pathology.
4. Correlation with the patient's clinical, physical and laboratory findings is essential.
What do they mean by gliosis vs ischemia and cisterna magna plus hypoplasia?