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Stroke

Size of abnormal signal intensity

10/22/2007

Question:

I had findings of a 4 mm rounded area of abnormal signal intensity within the deep white matter of the left frontal lobe. also samll vessel ischemic disease. i am 47 white female. my doctor has not sent me to specialist and no new meds. should I be concerned?

Answer:

I would recommend referral to a specialist to determine the nature of the 4mm white matter abnormal signal. The list of causes is large and mostly benign. However, we need to make sure to exclude important causes like stroke etc.

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Response by:

Yousef  Mohammad, MD, MSc Yousef Mohammad, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Director, Stroke Fellowship Program
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University