Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xlmn / M / 21 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzah.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Lumbo-sacral Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
Alleged H/O vehicular accident 4-5 years back.
C/O low back pain and difficulty in squatting.
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 D11 vertebra is as marked on the film. Please correlate with plain radiographs.
Very minimal posterior disc bulges are seen at the L4-L5 and L5-S1 levels.
The lumbar vertebral bodies and the 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 S1 level.
The antero-posterior dimensions of the lumbar canal at the level of the intervertebral discs are as follows :
17.0 mm at L1-L2
18.0 mm at L2-L3
16.0 mm at L3-L4
12.0 mm at L4-L5
13.0 mm at L5-S1.
The cervico-dorsal spine was screened with 4 mm thick T2 Weighted sagittal images and which does not reveal any significant feature of note.
The MRI features are suggestive of sacralization of the L5 vertebra. Please correlate with plain radiographs.