Q. Can you please explain me the results of pediatric MRI of brain?

Answered by
Dr. Rajyaguru
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 03, 2019

Hello doctor,

Can you please explain to me the results of pediatric MRI.

Patchy regions of increased T2 signal intensity within the periatrial deep white matter are primarily with the terminal zones.

The hippocampi are both relatively small and with mildly prominent flair signal.

Dr. Rajyaguru

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

The hippocampus is a structure deep-seated at the level of the temple (at the sides of the forehead). It is significantly small in a condition called medial temporal sclerosis, which can give rise to epilepsy. That is why they have mentioned that the hippocampus is relatively small but, there is no atrophy as such, so the changes in the hippocampus are not contributing much to epilepsy. How to find out whether it is contributing to epilepsy? Your doctor would correlate the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) findings with EEG (electroencephalogram) pattern and find out.

Regarding T2 hyperintensities in the deep parietal region, it is just suggestive of increase water or myelin content in the deep area of the brain behind the ears but in front of occiput. This is not producing any signal changes in other sequences than T2, so this may not be significant at all.

I hope you understand this. MRI findings are too technical to convert them in simple terms. I have tried my best to make it simple.


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