Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc XyzPatwarlmn / M / 45 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzhtekar.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Lumbo-sacral Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O backache with numbness in BLE since 4-5 months.
M.R.I of the lumbo-sacral spine was performed using the following parameters :
5 mm thick T1 Weighted and T2 Weighted sagittal images.
5 mm thick T1 Weighted and T2 Weighted axial images.
The L1 vertebral body is as marked on the film.
Small posterior disc bulges are seen to indent the thecal sac at the L4-L5 and L5-S1 levels.
A mild left postero-lateral disc bulge with small peridiscal osteophytes is seen to indent the thecal sac at the L3-L4 level.
The L5-S1 intervertebral disc shows loss of water content.
The lumbar vertebral bodies and the remaining intervertebral discs reveal normal signal intensity. The facet joints and the visualized pre and paravertebral soft tissues are unremarkable.
The conus medullaris terminates at the L1 level and the thecal sac terminates at the S1 level.
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The antero-posterior dimensions of the lumbar canal at the level of the intervertebral discs are as follows :
16.0 mm at L1-L2
16.0 mm at L2-L3
15.0 mm at L3-L4
16.0 mm at L4-L5
15.0 mm at L5-S1.
The MRI features are suggestive of :
1. Small posterior disc bulges at the L4-L5 and L5-S1 levels.
2. A mild left postero-lateral disc bulge with small peridiscal osteophytes at the L3-L4 level.