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Question: 16 yr. old w/ mild asymmetry in temporal horns


 kzak4151 - Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:10 am

Dear Dr.
My 16 year old daughter has had a couple MRIs for acute headaches, falls, "zoning out" spells and weak immune system. I have MS and they were checking for possible pediatric MS. She does have tourette's syndrome. 1st MRI - Old ischemic infarct in the righ temporal lobe, 1 cm in medial of right temporal lobe. Dark on T1 and bright on T2. Other doctor said possible enlarged Virchow-Robin space. 2nd MRI - Mild asymmetry in the temporal horns of the lateral ventricles. Should I be worried or is this all normal? Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:28 pm

User avatar Hello Kzak4151,

This is a bit outside my field of expertise but some degree of asymmetry is considered normal. I would recommend you discuss this with a pediatric neurologist to get a more specific answer in our daughter's situation. The neurologist can also help guide evaluation for her headaches and other problems.

Best wishes.

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