Name of the Patient : Abc Xyzq Almn / M / 40 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzra.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Lumbo-sacral Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O backache with pain radiating to BLE with paresthesias.
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 water content of nearly all the lumbar intervertebral discs, except the L3-L4 disc.
A small posterior disc bulge with peridiscal osteophytes is noted at the L5-S1 level with slight facetal hypertrophy at that level.
Small posterior peridiscal osteophytes are noted at the L1-L2 and L2-L3 levels.
The lumbar vertebral bodies 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 S2 level.
The antero-posterior dimensions of the lumbar canal at the level of the intervertebral discs are as follows :
15.0 mm at L1-L2
16.0 mm at L2-L3
17.0 mm at L3-L4
16.0 mm at L4-L5
16.0 mm at L5-S1.
1. A small posterior disc bulge with peridiscal osteophytes at the L5-S1 level with slight facetal hypertrophy at that level.
2. Small posterior peridiscal osteophytes at the L1-L2 and L2-L3 levels.