Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyzp Bavlmn / M / 29 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzar.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Dorso-lumbar Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O backache with paresthesias in BLE since 6 months. AKT taken.
M.R.I of the dorso-lumbar 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 an ill-defined hypointense signal on the T1 Weighted images involving the superior half of the D11 vertebral body and both pedicles. This lesion appears hyperintense on the T2 Weighted images. There is circumferential bulging of this vertebra into the pre and paravertebral soft tissues. There is reduction in height and loss of water content of the D10-D11 intervertebral disc. Irregularity of the superior cortical endplate of D11 body is noted.
The rest of the visualized dorso-lumbar vertebral bodies and the remaining intervertebral discs reveal normal signal intensity. The facet joints are unremarkable.
The visualized lower dorsal spinal cord reveals normal signal intensity.
The conus medullaris terminates at the L1 level.
Altered signal of superior half of the D11 vertebral body is not specific for a single etiology. Osteitis is a likely possibility. The D10-D11 intervertebral disc is also involved.
The possibility of a neoplasm is less likely.
No previous investigations were available for comparison.