Whats causing my seizures and help understanding MRI report
Hi all I don't know if this is the right thread to post in as I don't really use the computer much, I kind of need help understanding the MRI reports to find out why I'm having seizures, I will give the report and explain what iv been going through.
I had a full seizure at work (2009) and was taken to the hospital, they then did a CAT scan to find something in my head, they did a MRI (report below). I was told that I was epileptic and the thing in my head was prob always there.I was put on seizure medication which caused me to have a few seizures so I stoped taking it. My work visa in OZ was just about to expire and I had booked a trip to NZ already so I went, over the next 7 months I had no more seizures and wasn't taking any meds.
I then started to have quit a few seizures and was throwing up daily, I then returned to OZ as I had recieved the visa a was waiting on. I saw a neurologest who did a EEG that showed up normal, I did a second MRI in 2011 (report below) to see what was new and they told me it hadn't grown so I must be epileptic. They put me on anti epileptic meds about 4 months ago but I am still throwing up alot and accasionally have a seizure while still on the meds.
I looked at the reports closely last week as the first MRI scan only just came from NZ with my belongings and I noticed that the scans from 2009 says 2.4x2.0x1.7 cm but in 2011 it says 2.9cm, so don't know why they said it hadn't grown.
First MRI Report
There is a well demarcated, unilocular and homogeneous lesion in the left temporal lobe. The lesion measures approx 2.4 x 2.0 x 1.7 cm and is of CSF signal intensity on T1 and T2 weighted images. The lesion is suppressed on the flair images and there is no surrounding oedema. Upon contrast administration, there is no internal or peripheral enhancement. Immediately beneath the lesion are a few areas of T2 prolongation which presumably represent spongiosis/gliosis. No definite communication with the adjacent lateral ventricle is seen. The remainder of the surrounding brain parenchyma is normal and there is no evidence of restricted diffusion. The remainder of the supratentorial compartment is normal. The brainstem is normal. The ventricles exhibit normal confiuration.
Second MRI Report
The ventricles are normal in size and position. There is a 2.9cm cyst in the left posterior temporal lobe. Ther is no mass effect and no abnormal contrast enhancement with no vascular abnormality. Limited views of the orbits and sinuses are normal.
If anyone has any info it would be greatly appreciated. thanks very much zane