Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc XyzAli Slmn / M / 35 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzannu.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Lumbo-sacral Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O backache since 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.
There is mild scoliosis of the lumbar spine with convexity to the right.
The L5-S1 intervertebral disc shows loss of water content.
There are right postero-lateral disc herniations at the L4-L5 and L5-S1 levels with right neural foraminal narrowing. The right S1 nerve root appears to be of larger calibre ? baggy nerve root sleeve ?? inflammation (scans 104.1-2).
The lumbar vertebral bodies and the remaining 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 D12-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 :
17.0 mm at D12-L1
16.0 mm at L1-L2
15.0 mm at L2-L3
13.0 mm at L3-L4
11.0 mm at L4-L5
12.0 mm at L5-S1.
The MRI features are suggestive of right postero-lateral disc herniations at the L4-L5 and L5-S1 levels with right neural foraminal narrowing.