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Asymmetrical Lateral Ventricles on MRI?
Posted: 28 March 2015 09:10 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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I had my MRI done today to see if the underlying cause of my recent partial seizure-like episodes can be determined. The first thing I noticed was the asymmetrical lateral ventricles in the axial view. Here is an example:

Here is one sagittal slice for comparison:


None of the MRIs I have seen on this forum show enlarged or asymmetrical ventricles. I wonder if this is just some weird head position thing or if there is something more to it. I hope it doesn’t take too long to get the results. Even asymmetrical minds get curious!

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Posted: 29 March 2015 12:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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My friend, I am no radiologist, but my first thought is also that your head may have been tipped a bit to one side, so when they take the “slice” through the head, it could appear asymmetrical. I would think, if that was the case, as the slices kept going higher both ventricles show up? Is that what you see? Perhaps a radiologist or other medical person could chime in? #PatientsHelpingPatients wink

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Posted: 29 March 2015 01:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Upon closer inspection, there does appear to be a little head tilt but not enough to explain the asymmetry. Here is a picture of the slice that shows the largest section of the lateral ventricle on the other side:

It’s way smaller than the largest section on the right hemisphere.


Here is a comparison of the largest versions of the lateral ventricles from the sagittal view:

So, there is some asymmetry, but who knows if it’s relevant!

By the way, my neck visibly slants to the right, so that is possibly why one hemisphere seems to sag down in my skull lower than the other one when lying supine.

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Posted: 29 March 2015 01:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Oh, I also learned that my unusual head shape (long and narrow) is called “scaphocephaly” or “dolicocephaly”. Wonder if it’s related to any of this stuff…

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