Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyz Plmn / F / 13 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyznadkat.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Dorsal Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O swelling (deformity) over the upper dorsal region since childhood which has increased recently.
M.R.I of the dorsal spine was performed using the following parameters :
4 mm thick T1 Weighted and T2 Weighted sagittal images.
7 mm thick T1 Weighted and T2 Weighted axial images.
There is evidence of a kyphoscoliotic deformity of the dorsal spine. There is slight anterior wedging of the mid and lower dorsal vertebrae over about D8 to D12 vertebral levels without change in signal intensity. Slight irregularity of the cortical endplates of these vertebrae is noted. The intervening intervertebral discs are reduced in height and show loss of water content. Small posterior peridiscal osteophytes are noted at the mid and lower dorsal region. The mid dorsal spinal cord appears slightly smaller in diameter when compared to normal, without change in signal intensity. There is no cord compression.
The visualized dorsal vertebral bodies reveal normal signal intensity. The facet joints and the visualized pre and paravertebral soft tissues are unremarkable.
The visualized dorsal spinal cord reveals normal signal intensity.
The conus medullaris terminates at the L2 level.
Kyphoscoliotic deformity of the dorsal spine with irregularity of cortical endplates of the mid and lower dorsal vertebrae as described. Scheurmanns disease may be considered as a likely possibility.
The mid dorsal spinal cord appears slightly atrophied, without change in signal intensity. No compressive lesion is identified.