Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc XyzPalmn / F / 22 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzah.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Lumbo-sacral Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O backache with pain radiating to the LLE since 3 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 partial sacralization of the L5 vertebra on the left side and the L2 vertebra is as marked on the film.
There is a mild posterior disc bulge at the L4-L5 level. The left L4-L5 facet joint shows mild degenerative changes.
The lumbar vertebral bodies and the intervertebral discs reveal normal signal intensity. The rest of the facet joints and the visualized pre and paravertebral soft tissues are unremarkable.
The conus medullaris terminates at the 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
17.0 mm at L2-L3
17.0 mm at L3-L4
14.0 mm at L4-L5
11.0 mm at L5-S1.
The MRI features are suggestive of :
1. Partial sacralization of the L5 vertebra on the left side.
2. Mild facetal arthropathy on the left side at the L4-L5 level.