Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc XyzGailmn / F / 68 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzrani.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Cervical Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O left sided neckpain since 1 month.
M.R.I of the cervical spine was performed using the following parameters :
4 mm thick T1 Weighted and T2 Weighted sagittal images.
5 mm thick T1 Weighted and Fast Scan (T2 *) axial images.
There is loss of water content of all the cervical intervertebral discs.
The visualized cervico-dorsal vertebral bodies show spotty fatty marrow changes suggesting osteoporosis.
Small, postero-central protruded discs with peridiscal osteophytes are noted at the C3-C4, C4-C5, C5-C6 and C6-C7 levels, indenting the dural theca anteriorly.
Slight degenerative changes of the joints of Luschka is noted at the C4-C5 and C5-C6 levels bilaterally. Slight facetal hypertrophy is noted at the C3-C4 and C5-C6 levels.
Slight ligamentum flavum prominence is seen at the C3 and C6 vertebral levels.
The cervical spinal cord at the C5-C6 level shows a hyperintense signal on the T2 Weighted and Fast Scan (T2 *) images which may represent cord ischemia/gliosis.
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The visualized pre and paravertebral soft tissues are unremarkable.
There is no significant cord compression.
The atlanto-axial region and the cervico-medullary junction are unremarkable.
Incidentally noted is a hyperintense signal on the T2 Weighted images, in the visualized pons, which may represent ischemic changes. Inflammatory changes are noted in the sphenoid sinus.
1. Altered signal in the visualized cervico-dorsal vertebral bodies may suggest osteoporosis.
2. Small, postero-central protruded discs with peridiscal osteophytes at the C3-C4, C4-C5, C5-C6 and C6-C7 levels.
3. Slight degenerative changes of the joints of Luschka at the C4-C5 and C5-C6 levels bilaterally.
4. Altered signal in the pons may represent ischemic changes.