My 17 monthold daughter has been suffering with hypotonia since birth and has beendiagnosed with mild cerebral palsy. Recently she had an MRI performedand the report is all gibberish to me, and I was wondering if someonecould help interpret it for me, in plain english and explain what is normally found on MRI in CP.
“Myelinationappears slightly delayed for the patient’s age withrelatively high signal in the region of the arcuate fibres in theoccipital lobes on FLAIR and T2 weighed imaging. The cerebral sulci andsylvian fissures appear slightly prominent consistent with relativereduction in white matter volume. The features are consistent withdelayed myelination, particularly posteriorly. The features arenonspecific and the differential diagnosis includes pervientricularleucomalacia”
What the heckdoes all this mean really, apart from being told she has mild CP andhypotonia it doesn’t give me any specific area of injury andwhat parts of her life it will affect. She doesn’t have goodposture and was slow to achieve her development goals, although she hasnow been walking for 5 weeks after extensive therapy. Her ring fingersand pinky’s do not have a lot of strength at all. What partsof development does the damage to the white matter affect, will shelose strength as she grows , what are we looking at? Could anyoneplease help?
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