Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc XyzIlmn / M / 28 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzhari.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Lumbo-sacral Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O backache with pain radiating to BLE (both soles).
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 loss of normal lumbar lordosis.
There is a small posterior disc herniation at the L5-S1 level. This intervertebral disc shows loss of water content.
A small posterior disc bulge is identified at the L4-L5 level with ventral indentation of the thecal sac.
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 L1 level and the thecal sac terminates at the S1-S2 level.
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
17.0 mm at L3-L4
15.0 mm at L4-L5
11.0 mm at L5-S1.
The MRI features are suggestive of a small posterior disc herniation at the L5-S1 level.