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Monday, March 10, 2014
I had a CT SCAN due to headaches and am now having to undergo a MRI for further testing The result of the CT SCAN was a leftward deviation of septum pellucidum, they said I could have been born this way and is more than likely not the reason for me having headaches.
What exactly is "Leftward deviation of septum pellucidum"?
The septum pellucidum is a thin membrane that sits between the two lateral ventricles (fluid filled spaced in the middle of the brain). It usually is thus a structure that is only important in helping us determine where the middle of the brain is (the midline). When a physician sees a shift or deviation in the midline to one side, it is prudent to investigate and make sure that there is no problem present that is causing the shift.
Brett Kissela, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Neurology Residency Program
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati