Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyzh Chaudlmn / M / 57 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzah.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Cervical Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O neck pain and pain in the interscapular region with numbness in the LUE since 3 months.
M.R.I of the cervical spine was performed using the following parameters :
4 mm thick T1 Weighted and T2 Weighted sagittal images.
5 mm thick T1 Weighted and Fast Scan (T2 *) axial images.
There is loss of water content of the cervical intervertebral discs.
Small posterior disc bulges with peridiscal osteophytes are noted at the C3-C4, C4-C5 and C5-C6 levels, indenting the dural theca anteriorly.
A small posterior disc bulge with small peridiscal osteophytes is noted at the C6-C7 level.
Slight ligamentum flavum hypertrophy is noted at the C4 and C5 vertebral levels.
Degenerative changes of the joints of Luschka are noted at the C4-C5 level bilaterally and on the right at the C5-C6 and C6-C7 levels.
The facet joints at the C4-C5 and C5-C6 levels show degenerative changes.
The cervical vertebral bodies show spotty fatty marrow changes. The visualized pre and paravertebral soft tissues are unremarkable.
The cervical spinal cord reveals normal signal intensity.
The atlanto-axial region and the cervico-medullary junction are unremarkable.
Screening T2 Weighted sagittal images of the dorsal spine do not reveal any significant feature of note.
1. Small posterior disc bulges with peridiscal osteophytes at the C3-C4, C4-C5 and C5-C6 levels.
2. Degenerative changes of the joints of Luschka at the C4-C5 level bilaterally and on the right at the C5-C6 and C6-C7 levels.
3. Facetal arthropathy at the C4-C5 and C5-C6 levels.