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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Small vessel ischemic change
WHAT IS THIS?
A very non specific term used in the radiology report. It is an extremely common finding in the MRI, especially in elderly patients with a history of hypertension. Similar finding sometimes exist in patients with migraine headache. Unless severe, I just recommend control of hypertension. Best regards.
Yousef Mohammad, MD, MSc
Director, Stroke Fellowship Program
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University