Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc XyzJaitalmn / M / 37 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzzare.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Cervical Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
Alleged H/O fall on 00.00.00.
C/O tingling in BUE and BLE since then.
M.R.I of the cervical spine was performed using the following parameters :
5 mm thick T1 Weighted and T2 Weighted sagittal images.
5 mm thick T1 Weighted and Fast Scan (T2 *) axial images.
4 mm thick T1 Weighted coronal images.
There is a fracture of the odontoid process (? OS odontoideum) with indentation upon the cord. The spinal cord at the C1/C2 levels shows a hyperintense signal on the T2 Weighted images (isointense to normal cord on the T1 Weighted images) and is slightly smaller in calibre than normal.
The cervical intervertebral discs show loss of water content.
The cervical vertebral bodies show normal signal intensity. The joints of Luschka and the visualized pre and paravertebral soft tissues are unremarkable.
The MRI features are suggestive of a fracture of the odontoid process (? OS odontoideum) with altered cord signal at the C1/C2 levels which may represent cord contusion/edema (? myelomalacic).