Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyzngi Dharwalmn / F / 37 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzah.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Lumbo-sacral Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O backache since 1 month.
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.
There is a small right paracentral disc herniation with peridiscal osteophtyes at the L5-S1 level.
A mild posterior disc bulge is noted at the L4-L5 level.
The L4-L5 and L5-S1 facet joints show mild degenerative changes.
The lumbar intervertebral discs show mild loss of water content.
The lumbar vertebral bodies reveal normal signal intensity. The rest of 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
18.0 mm at L3-L4
18.0 mm at L4-L5
14.0 mm at L5-S1.
The MRI features are suggestive of :
1. A small right paracentral disc herniation with peridiscal osteophtyes at the L5-S1 level.
2. A mild posterior disc bulge at the L4-L5 level.
3. Mild facetal arthropathy at the L4-L5 and L5-S1 levels.