... Can somebody help me understand these MRI results please?
REPORT: Vertebral body alignment and height minimal retrolisthesis of C5 on C6.
Disc space decreased signal and height most severe at C5-C6 C6-C7 levels.
Marrow normal. Posterior fossa normal. Cord normal. Congenital stenosis
extending from the C3 through the C6 level.
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... l5 mild grade 1 retrolisthesis is seen. Posterior disc bulge or protrusion is noted. Compression of the thecal sac is noted with a moderate degree of central stenosis. Small annular fissure is noted along the posterior disc margin to the left of the midline. ... (8 replies)
... Somewhat redundant, given the thecal sac effacement. ... (1 replies)
... causing thecal sac effacement and left articular recess narrowing, without significant exit foraminal narrowing. ... (1 replies)
... C6 left paracentral disc protrusion with annular tear is seen again and has progressed in the interval, now causing effacement of the thecal sac and mass effect upon the ventral aspect of the left hemi cord. ... (6 replies)
... So here is the bottom line with your neck and lumbar spine. You have 2 areas where the spinal nerves are being compressed but both are "ranked" as being "mild". The 4 levels of severity are minimal, mild, moderate and severe and most spine surgeon will not touch you until you are "severe". As for the cord compression, believe it or not, the cord can take a lot of compression... (9 replies)
... ension of disc material preferential to the left of midline with a contour most consistent with a relatively focal bulge. This deforms the anterior aspect of the thecal sac across the midline and preferential to the left. ... (9 replies)
... nsion of disc material preferential to the left of midline with a contour most consistent with a relatively focal bulge. This deforms the anterior aspect of the thecal sac across the midline and preferential to the left. ... (0 replies)
... encroachment. Animal ventral thecal sac flattening. ... (0 replies)
... fused!!! A bone spur shows up on one and not another. One says its a small bone spur another says its a very large bone spur on C4, bulging discs, just minimal effacement of the thecal sac also in to places anterolithesis and could be causing pain. ... (7 replies)
... Findings of MRI cervical spine w/o contrast:
The visualized posterior fossa, craniocervical junction, and spinal cord are normal in morphology and signal intensity. Previously noted minimal anterolisthesis of C4 on C5 is not apparent in the current examination. Vertebral body heights and anatomic alignment are preserved. The marrow signal is normal. Disc height loss and... (0 replies)
... Hello all,
I'm new to this section, but was on the MS section for awhile. I've had some symptoms where my primary doctor wasn't sure what was going on. I also have Meniere's Disease and had a vestibular neurectomy in 2010 which complicates things.
I have some pretty severe balance issues. Always blamed that on the Meniere's and the fact that I never seemed to really... (12 replies)
... C6. The thecal sac contains spinal fluid and the spinal cord. This is unlikely to cause any of your current symptoms as there is no sign of compression on the cord. ... (6 replies)
... based disk bulge and asymmetric uncovertebral osteophytes worse on right than the left. Minimal effacement of the thecal sac anteriorly. ... (6 replies)
... Small diffuse disc osteophyte complex. Moderate narrowing of the central canal with effacement of CSF. Moderate bilateral neural foraminal narrowing. Findings progressed from previous MR. ... (1 replies)
... uncovertebral joint arthropathy. Effacement left anterior lateral aspect thecal sac and remodeling left anterior margin cervical cord. mild bilateral neural foraminal narrowing. ... (1 replies)
... Mild posterior disc spur complex resulting in effacement of the ventral thecal sac and mild left neuroforaminal narrowing. ... (3 replies)
... Yes, Cerebrospinal fluid. The way the radiologist wrote the finding is strange. There is a covering around the spinal cord called the thecal sac. The innermost layer of this contains the spinal cord with CSF surrounding it. ... (5 replies)
... Does this sound like surgery is the only way to relief? There is no pain only numbness in some extremities.
C2-C3: Disc osteophytic bulge and uncovertebral hypertrophy contribute to
moderate central canal stenosis with flattening of the thecal sac/cord contour
and moderate to severe bilateral neural foraminal stenosis.
C3-C4: Disc osteophytic bulge and... (5 replies)
... ery nervous and would like any input about the success of this surgery. Diagnosed with left paracentral disc protrusion, annular tear has progressed now causing effacement of the thecal sac and mass effect upon the ventral aspect of the left hemicord. ... (0 replies)