Jan 09, 2012 - 3:48 pm
My husband had his MRI in December and they told us everything was the same as the last MRI. The report wasn't ready so we had to return later to pick it up. When I read the MRI it said some pretty disturbing things, to me anyway. Although it says findings reflect post operative and or post therapy changes, it also said this: there has been some mild interval evolution of the signal characteristics and residual tumor in this area cannot absolutely be excluded. Focal encephalomalacia with mixed signal characters within the right medial lparietal lobe with relitave linear appearing enhancement, potential residual/recurrent tumor in this area cannot be excluded.Increased T2 signal identified within the left frontal,parietal, and occipital white matter,findings also involve portions of the posterior temporal white matter, potential nonenhancing tumor in this region cannot be excluded. Overall abnormalities is unchanged since last exam.
I read the MRI from the last exam and there was nothing in it about cannont rule out recurrent or possibility of a tumor. Not one place in his report mentioned anything like that. If there is anyone who is able to help me understand these results, it would be appreciated. I asked his doctor and he said everything is fine, there is nothing to worry about but his report, to me, reads as if there could be possibly 3 tumors growing. Help me if you can please.