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White matter is the area of the brain where all the nerves pass.
Injury in white matter is due to lack of blood supply
It happens in people who smoke, have hypertension, diabetes
The above are the usual causes. It can also happen as the Brain ages and is very common in brain scans of elderly people
May I know why you had the scan
The brain damage at birth (due to probably lack of oxygen) has caused some amount of brain damage.
It means lack of adequate Brain mass . I am trying to put it in simple terms.
Yes. It means softening of the Brain and spinal cord. Are you being referred to a neurologist?
The myelomalacia can occur of there is a a compression on the spinal cord like a cervical spine , or if there is loss of blood supply to part of the spinal cord.
It is a possibility. One of the causes of white matter injury is small or micro infarcts
It takes time for healing of myelomalacia to ovcuru
The twitching could be just benign. It is usually due to nerve excitation or irritation. It Can happen even in normal people
No no cancer. What i meant was that twitching is a normal phenomenon. Som people have intermittent twitching of their faces, some have twitching of their thighs, which is totally benign.
Can you send the whole report please. You can hide your name
Thanks for the report. This.is clear. There is nothing to worry greatly. Seeing the report in entirety, makes it quite clear that it is nothing to worry about.
The most important thing is that the spinal cord is not compromised. That is the most important thing.
All the changes are due to the spinal previous spinal surgeries and fixations. This is expected given your past surgeries. The report does have any alarming features.
It is a detailed report and the changes in the spinal cord are around the area where the surgery to the spine was done. The surgeon would be able to explain it in detail.
Not sure about that. Was your birth complicated meaning did it take time for your delivery to happen?
Nothing major then. That's goodm
The twitching is benign as already explained. Very infrequent it could be due to salt changes like sodium, potassium. A routine blood test will clear things up.
I feel that you are skeptical. Hope all gets better. Take care. Once you meet the neurologist, please ask all your doubts and concerns.