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A Lateral Curvature Of The Spine Is Known As
Describes: An idiopathic scoliosis is not just a curve or lateral bend of the spine but a twisting or coiling or rotation of the spine that leads to a curvature just like coiling or twisting a rope. In this case, the "curvature" is appearing as a lateral type. There are other types of scoliosis including but not limited to: spasmodic, congenital and neurogenic ...Read more
Not exactly: Spondylitic changes usually affect the areas where there is movement of the spine-ie. The joints. It can lead to some collaspe of the intervertebral discs and autofusion of the discs. This might be what you are referring to. Certainly, some of the degenerative changes that affect the facet joints may lead to the appearance of some collaspe of the vertebrae. Terminology is often confusing. ...Read more
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In laymen term what is "there is left t-2-t3 and t3-t-4 facet disease and ligamentum flavum prominence that affects the postlateral margin of calsac?
Facet changes: The facet joints are positioned in the spine like wheels of a tricycle. The front wheel is the disc, the facets the two smaller wheels in back. In the center, seat area, is the spinal cord. Arthritic changes cause the facet joints to narrow or spur, and the sheet of ligament near them to thicken. In a single word, this indicates "arthritis.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptomatic: When they are symptomatic. Measuring the angles of the curves in the spine is the classic way to follow the curves. Back pain is typically the first symptom. Down the road interference with the functioning of the internal organs they were meant to protect by encasing them becomes problematic - like respiratory embarresment or digestive dysfunction. The best evaluation is by your pcp or ortho. ...Read more
See below. : Any lateral curvature of the spine is considered scoliosis. Most mild and moderate degrees are not serious and do not necessary treatment unless there is a related serious physical limitation. Best is to discuss with your Dr. and get orthopedic consult if indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A slight loss of anterior stature of the L1 vertebra is unchanged, compared to the CT scanogram of 2009. Other lumbar vertebrae are normal in stature. There is no lumbar spondylolisthesis. Axial images suggest a nondisplaced fracture of the L4 facet (imag
Need more info: Not sure what your question is, but how old are you and what are your symptoms? Have you had any trauma lately? All these factors help determine the significance of any radiographic abnormality. Also, when the radiologists use a term like "suggest", it means they can't tell for sure if an abnormality is really present or not. ...Read more
What does concavity of the contour of the inferolateral patella which may be posttraumtic or developmental mean?
See below. : If you imagine the letter C, the inside of the letter would be known as the concavity of the curve and the outside as the convexity. So they are saying on the kneecap you have an indentation on the lower and outs ride portion that may be gram an injury (traumatic) or just some variation of your growth (developmental), don't hesitate to discuss with your physician. ...Read more
Hemangioma : Hemangiomas are mostly benign lesions in the spine. They are usually in the vertebral body and rarely cause any symptoms. They are very commonly seen as an incidental finding on MRI's. ...Read more
In general What is treatment for concavity of the contour of the inferolateral patella due to injury in a child?
Depends: The implication would be that it is a post-traumatic finding as in a fracture. If the fracture is well aligned, could be treated in cast or brace, if displaced, then surgical reduction and fixation may be required. We would usually obtain comparison views to the other side as well. ...Read more
Please explain lumbar MRI -there is a narrowing of the lateral recesses, particularly on the right but without displacement of traversing nerve roots.
Lumbar MRI findings: The explanation means early degeneration is causing compression of the spinal fluid sack, but is not putting pressure on the nerves. The results would not explain leg pain, but may cause back pain. Please review with the ordering physician to correlate your symptoms. ...Read more
Hypoplasia of the inferior aspect of the rt cerebellar hemishpere. Theres a rudimentary vermis as well as nodulous and flocculus. Is this Dandy Walker?
Dandy Walker: Yes, especially when there is a cystic space. ...Read more
"There is a boney defect involving the outer table of the right parietal bone etiology uncertain.
What does this mean?
Trauma in past: Did you ever have any contusion or trauma to the area.? Sometimes boney exostosis develop in areas of trauma. It likely is a benign non specific finding. ...Read more
Is there a difference in the way the pain a regular run of the mill pinched nerve would present itself vs that of tumor induced nerve compression?
Tumor vs. HNP: No and yes. Pressure on a nerve will cause radiating pain along that nerve with numbness and or weakness. Tumor, bone spur, misplaced pedicle screw, infection, disk, the nerve doesn't care. You are more likely to have severe, unremitting back/neck pain with tumor especially at night causing awakening. Add weight loss, loss of appetite, fever/chills/sweats, immune compromise, etc, that suggests ca. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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- Lateral curvature of the spine is called
- Abnormal lateral curvature of the spine
- An exaggerated lumbar curvature of the spine is known as
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- What is curvature of the spine?
- Abnormal curvature of spine
- Normal curvature of the spine
- Thoracic curvature of the spine
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