11/5/07 #10 - Perivascular space causing migraines

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    I had an MRI of the brain couple of years ago when my migraines we particularly bad. The only thing that the radiologist noted in the impression was : perivascular space (on the left side - where my migraines ALWAYS are) and he stated that these "can cause migraines". From my own research and from Teri's I gather that these spaces are normal (especially in older individuals - but I am only 35). But if they are normal, why would it even be mentioned on an MRI? Beth.

     

     

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    Dear Beth;

     

    Please understand a basic principle: The radiologist doesn't know or see you. He/she has to makes the broadest statement in the context of your study results that they can. They are trying to be all-inclusive in their statements. Yes, perivascular spaces are common. They are not diagnostic of anything. Causing Migraines? No.

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Published On: November 05, 2007