Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyz Liladhlmn / M / 18 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyz D. Patel.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Lumbo-sacral Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O backache since 2 years.
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.
Small postero-central disc protrusions are seen to indent the thecal sac at the L4-L5 and L5-S1 levels. Also seen are bilateral far lateral (extraforaminal) disc bulges at these levels.
Schmorls nodes are noted at the L4-L5 and L5-S1 levels and in the dorso-lumbar region.
The lumbar vertebral bodies and the 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 S2 level.
The antero-posterior dimensions of the lumbar canal at the level of the intervertebral discs are as follows :
19.0 mm at L1-L2
17.0 mm at L2-L3
16.0 mm at L3-L4
12.0 mm at L4-L5
11.0 mm at L5-S1.
The MRI features are suggestive of small postero-central disc protrusions at the L4-L5 and L5-S1 levels