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My partner (Female, 43, active and healthy other than

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Hello, my partner (Female, 43, active and healthy other than high cholesterol, which has recently fallen for some reason) is working in West Africa currently and presented with some memory issues, some problems understanding things which would normally be no problem and some "numbness" in the head(?) This has been going on a little while on and off, which she thinks could have started after a knock to the head playing sports some time ago. Has recently got worse, also coinciding with another knock she thinks. She has just had a scan, and the local radiologist sent her home with the following conclusion: Small areas of altered signal intensity region are noted in both corona radiata, both centrum semiovale white matter region. This is hyperintense on T2WI/FLAIR, hypointense of TW1I, s/o Acute lacunar infarcts. (this is verbatim, I double checked my typing). She has international medical care who will take a look at the images, but not until tomorrow I think and may take some time to upload the CD she was given. She's happy to wait until tomorrow. I have had a google and been a) confused and b) troubled. We have experienced healthcare there before, and the professional standards are extremely variable, I have no idea how qualified the radiologist is. My questions are therefore: - what could this mean in layman's terms? - her medical care includes full emergency repatriation to Europe (or any centre of excellence) on specialist aircraft. Should I persuade her to contact the company right now in case this would be appropriate? Many thanks

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology