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Microinfarcts

04/09/2007

Question:

Can you explain this and what may or may not be done to prevent this and/or make it better in a person who has been diagnosed with this. My mother had an MRI and was told that she has these on her brain.

Answer:

"Microinfarcts" is another term that typically refers to white matter changes or periventricular white matter changes or leukoariosis.  I have written extensively in previous answers about the significance of white matter changes seen on imaging.  Please refer to these answers.

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Response by:

Brett   Kissela, MD Brett Kissela, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Neurology Residency Program
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati