MRI Scan, Need Help Understanding What This All Means?

Discussion in 'Support' started by menno, Jan 28, 2014.

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    1. menno

      menno Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3 weeks
      I had an MRI scan done with the following outcome:

      There is a venous angioma/development venous anomaly in the peripheral portion of the right cerebellar hemisphere.
      This is draining into the adjacent transverse sinus.
      There is a prominent arachnoid granulation within the transverse sinus at the site.

      To me it does not sound good, and might be a logical explanation for my pulsatile tinnitus , or is this indeed nothing as mentioned by the specialist?
       
    2. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Menno, I'm glad you got some test results back, and that at least something was noted. I don't know anything about venous angiomas myself, but I did find this information for you:
      http://www.angiomaalliance.org/pages.aspx?content=71&id=62#.Uuctdpoo5ok

      And this definition of arachnoid granulation:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arachnoid_granulation

      If you're still concerned, what you could do is take a copy of the MRI (do you have a CD of the scan?) to another specialist for a second opinion. That's what a lot of people do on Whooshers.com. Do you know of another specialist in your area who could interpret the MRI for you?
       
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    3. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      Karen, U R amazing. Where would we be without you?

      So glad you have remained part of the TT community all this time. Blessings.
       
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