Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyzli Mhlmn / F / 38 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzhtekar.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Lumbo-sacral Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O backache since 1 1/2 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 herniation is seen at the L5-S1 level. A small posterior disc bulge is noted at the L4-L5 level with anterior indentation of the thecal sac.
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 :
18.0 mm at L1-L2
17.0 mm at L2-L3
17.0 mm at L3-L4
15.0 mm at L4-L5
11.0 mm at L5-S1.
The MRI features are suggestive of :
1. Small postero-central disc herniation at the L5-S1 level.
2. Small posterior disc bulge at the L4-L5 level.