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Cerebral White Matter Hyperintensity

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Nonnie04 Tue 14-May-19 21:02:33

My GS has just had a MRI for headaches. And we have just been told that he has "Cerebral White Matter Hyperintensity" I'm a bit freaked out about this. Has anyone had or heard about such a thing? Any information would be helpful. He's only 5 and the love of my life.

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Rosielee93 Tue 14-May-19 21:24:20

Hi sorry to hear you are all going through this. I cannot find anything helpful online. All i have found is this..
"Cerebral white matter hyperintensities (WMH) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are part of the spectrum of brain vascular injury accompanying aging and are associated with a substantial risk of stroke and dementia."

Im not sure if this is relevant though. Im sure because of his age it doesnt mean this. I hope you find the right information soon. What have the doctors said about it?

miagerbies Tue 14-May-19 21:26:01

I've had a Google for you, but couldn't find anything concrete, seems it could be a matter of things. Does he have asd traits? How worrying for you, I hope it turns out to be nothing

runoutofnamechanges Tue 14-May-19 21:53:47

Don't stress. No one can diagnose your DGS over the internet but an MRI may show cerebral white matter hyperintensities in children with headaches/migraine that have no known cause. They usually stay the same and have no physical or neurological effect.

swingofthings Wed 15-May-19 05:26:41

I had an mri that showed a tiny - their word- white matter hypersensitivity. My GP explained that was absolutely normal and might even just a vein that shows as such because of the extreme sensitivity of the mri machine.

What would matter is the size and number of them.

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