Friday, October 7, 2011

Where things stand

Here are a couple of simplified images from my pre- and post-surgery MRIs. The first picture shows the tumor (red arrow), and also these two white spots that I've been told are likely nothing more than "choroid plexus enhancing in the ventricle" (green arrow). The second picture shows where things were removed and how the white spots are still showing up. They have apparently been there all along, but I think after surgery they expected them not to show up in the contrast image. It could also be a result of radiation. All that said, we need to keep an eye on it, as it could be more tumor (and yes, I will be asking the surgeon why it wasn't taken out in the last surgery). You can also see in the second image the extra "stuff" he took out that wasn't pulling in contrast agent.

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