Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyza Dlmn / F / 25 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyznna.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Lumbo-sacral Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O backache radiating to BLE since 2 months.
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 appears to be sacralization of the L5 vertebra and the L1 vertebra is as marked on the film. Please correlate with plain radiographs.
There is mild retroplacement of the L4 vertebra over the L5 vertebra.
A postero-central disc extrusion is seen to indent the thecal sac at the L4-L5 level. This intervertebral disc shows loss of water content.
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.
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The antero-posterior dimensions of the lumbar canal at the level of the intervertebral discs are as follows :
18.0 mm at L1-L2
17.0 mm at L2-L3
15.0 mm at L3-L4
13.0 mm at L4-L5
7.0 mm at L5-S1.
The MRI features are suggestive of :
1. Sacralization of the L5 vertebra. Please correlate with plain radiographs.
2. A postero-central disc extrusion with a tight canal at
the L4-L5 level.