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My mri of lumbar spine.mild right sacroilitis with subchondral sclerosis with fatty bone marrow. no significant joint effusioneffusion .means ?

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Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
Radiology 24 years experience
See below: Sacroiliitis is inflammation of your sacroiliac joints (where the sacrum meets the pelvis). Subchondral sclerosis means there are chronic changes along the margins of those bones as well. Fatty bone marrow is a normal finding. The findings listed above are commonly seen and can be seen in patients with and without back pain. Lack of joint effusion usually means that the inflammation is limited.
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