I have Intracranial Hypertension,currently being treated via LP Shunt that is gravitationaly controlled. I also have Chiari I Malformation for which I went through decompression surgery last Summer. I NS's PA recently ordered a cine MRI for Brain and Neck. This was because I have yet to have relief of pain since surgery. In fact now I suffer constantly from severe neck,shoulder,and arm pain that also constantly goes numb for periods of time and then has a burning sensation when "waking up" from numbness. I am trying to be brief... I recieved the radiology report today and it says alot of things I am not clear on..please help me understand. Cerv Spine says"scattered perineural cysts in the foraminal regions bilaterally C5-C6,C6-C7 level to Right & C7-Ti bilaterally.Also says scattered non-enlarged cervical lymph nodes noted bilaterally.
Brain findings says Min Hyperintense T2 signal changes in frontal white matter bilaterally..cine flow study shows Biphasic CSF flow to Anterior to brainstem. But No definite Biphasic CSF flow seen posterior to Cerebellum on the aquuired sequences.
Could someone PLEASE help me understand this...According to the PA "he looked at MRI and nothing seems wrong"....even I can see there is something there? Should I contact my Dr?
Thank you ever so much!
confused in Oregon