MRI Scan Results
Posted August 28, 2011on:
The radiologist will report their findings to the doctor who arranged the scan, who will discuss the results with you. Unless they are required urgently, it usually takes a couple of weeks for the results of an MRIscan to come through.
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If anyone could give me some info on this I would really appreicate it Thanks. (From Australia)
If anyone could give me some info on this I would really appreicate it Thanks. From Australia
Tess, I am very sorry that I didn’t see your post earlier. I am sorry to hear about your ruptured aneurysm. What the MRI showed does not seem to explain your symptoms. Let me take each of the findings and translate them one-by-one.
Prominence of the central canal from C6 to C7. The central canal is normally about 1 mm think and can barely be seen on MRI. The fact that it can be seen means and is “prominent” suggests that it is at last 2 mm in diameter. Much data indicates that this is not necessary a precursor to syringomyelia where the central canal increases in size so that it occupies much of the space of the spinal cord and may be compressing the surrounding spinal cord. Sometimes called hydromyelia, this condition is often an incidental finding that is not associated with any symptoms and is not necessarily associated with progressive loss of function. In my opinion, this does not explain your symptoms of numbness, limb weakness, and swallowing difficulties. By the way, swallowing is controlled by cranial nerves and the brainstem rather than the spinal cord. It is possible that whatever caused the central canal enlargement may be responsible for the numbness and weakness. For example, you did have a ruptured aneurysm and blood in your cerebrospinal fluid. This may have resulted in adhesions between your arachnoid and your spinal cord. On the other hand, at least according to the radiologist reading your MRI scan, there does not appear to be anything operable.
T2 vertebral body haemangioma. This is a benign vascular tumor. Normally, it is harmless. However, it may be associated with an arteriovenous malformation. The only way to tell for sure is to do an arteriogram. Given that you had an ruptured aneurysm, you already know all about such tests.
C4/5, C5/6, and T1/2 disc. None of these sound serious nor explanatory of your symptoms.
Could any of the symptoms that you have be residua from your ruptured aneurysm?