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A Chronic Left Cerebellar Lacunar Infarct

Before reading any further, please recite the title of this post really fast three times in a row.

I had my quarterly brain MRI last week followed by a meeting with my neurosurgeon and his nurse. Since the overall finding in the report was “no significant interval change“, meaning virtually no change from my October 15th MRI, the meeting was short and sweet. Phew! Another three month reprieve from the EOAM!

However, when I read the report in detail over the weekend I noticed a peculiar line in it……

Since I never saw anything like it on any previous MRI, I called my neurosurgeon’s office and left a message asking if the peculiar line in the report was a mistake, or just an area so minor that there is nothing to worry about. Should I do or take something different and/or be on the lookout for symptoms that indicate the “infarct” is getting worse?

The nurse called me back later and essentially said that it’s par for the course for my condition and age. And you know what? I think she’s absolutely right. Compared to the elephants in the room, you know, those three “enhancing hemorrhagic masses“, a “chronic left cerebellar lacunar infarct” is a pipsqueak. They both sound pretty scary though, dontcha think?

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  1. Melenie
    January 10, 2021 at 12:51 am

    I had the exact finding on my brain mri and they’re making a big deal of it. Apparently had a silent stroke so now I’m treated as a stroke victim. I’m 42!!!

    • January 10, 2021 at 2:13 am

      I’m so sorry to hear that Melenie. I did have a minor stroke in the summer of 2019. I think the infarct is a remnant of the stroke.

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