Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyzshan Dhalmn / M / 38 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzradkar.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Cervical Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O neckpain with radiation to the LUE with paresthesias.
M.R.I of the cervical spine was performed using the following parameters :
5 mm thick T1 Weighted and T2 Weighted sagittal images.
5 mm thick T1 Weighted and Fast Scan (T2 *) axial images.
There is slight reversal of the normal cervical lordotic curve. The cervical intervertebral discs show loss of water content.
A large left paracentral disc extrusion is seen to indent the left antero-lateral aspect of the cord and the left C6 nerve root at the C5-C6 level. A disc portion is seen to lie within the left lateral recess of the C5 and C6 vertebrae.
A small posterior disc bulge with peridiscal osteophytes is noted at the C3-C4 level.
The cervical vertebral bodies show normal signal intensity. The joints of Luschka and the visualized pre and paravertebral soft tissues are unremarkable.
The cervical spinal cord reveals normal signal intensity.
The atlanto-axial region and the cervico-medullary junction are unremarkable.
The MRI features are suggestive of a large left paracentral disc extrusion indenting the left C6 nerve root at the C5-C6 level. A disc portion is seen to lie within the left lateral recess of the C5 and C6 vertebrae.