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Central Cord Deformity
Can u explain to me what disc desiccation with small or mild broad based central subligamentous hnp and minimal deformity of anterior thecal sac means?
What are ur symptoms: X-ray reports are interpretations normally made by a doctor who never meets you. Someone who knows your symptoms and history and exam findings is the only one who can tell you what the interpretation means for you. ...Read more
L5-s1 shows annular tear and a central protrusion touching both s1 roots and thecal sac. No effacement or deformity. Nerve roots exit normally.
Your question is?: If the disc is worsening and causing weakness, muscular atrophy and/or numbness, and especially if initiation of urination is troublesome, need to have a spinal surgeon involved. Otherwise, conservative therapies may be successful. An EMG test may determine extent of nerve damage at this point and act as a baseline. ...Read more
What is mild spondylosis without small right para central osteophyte & a tiny central disk protrusion with significant thecal sac deformity at C3-4?
Arthritis: Mild spondylosis = mild aging changes (aka arthritis). Tiny disc protrusion is just what it sounds like. Small right paracentral osteophyte = small bone spur just to the right. With a tiny disk protrusion, I'm betting the report says "without" significant thecal sac deformity, which means no significant pressure on the spinal cord. In a 47 yo patient, all this would be considered normal. ...Read more
I need help understanding my MRI. C7-T1: 3 mm posterior central disc protrusion contacts the ventral spinal cord without significant deformity.
C6-C7 Broad based disc osteophyte complex with a superimposed focal central disc protrusion causing canal stenosis measuring 8.5mm. There is complete obliteration of the anterior posterior thecal sac space. There is mild anterior deformity.
Very common: Caused by an injury to the bone at the end of the finger where the tendon attaches. Sometimes a piece of the bone is pulled off. If it happened recently, it can usually be corrected with splinting. See a hand surgeon for x-rays and evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more
Are surgical treatment (s) (if you are having symptoms)
Consult an ORTHOPEDIC surgeon with an interest in PODIATRY!
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Herpes and babies: Herpes viruses can cause issues in utero. There are many herpes viruses including: hsv, cmv, vzv, ebv, and hhv6. CMV causes the best described issues with brain abnormalities and hearing issues and could result in cerebral palsy. Hsv tends to be more of a problem after birth but can cause severe brain damage. ...Read more
Cardiac defects: Depends on how you want to start? The most lethal would be if the defects (such as anencephaly or hypoplastic left heart syndrome) cause stillbirth (late fetal death) or infant death or pregnancies are terminated after the prenatal diagnosis of fetal defects in more than 50% of cases. ...Read more
Podiatrist: Primary cause of haglund's deformity is pressure on the back of the heel from shoes. Calcaneus (heel bone)is shaped differently in different people. People who have a prominent bump underneath the attachment of the achilles tendon are more likely to develop haglund's deformity, see podiatrist for recommendations for therapy and type of shoe wearing. ...Read more
It is correctable: Tubular or "tuberous" breast deformity is not uncommon. The breast develops typically with a narrow, constricted base, a high and tight lower breast fold and a large protruding areola. Correction should address all of these areas typically by releasing the tissues, placing an implant and modifying the nipple and areola with reduction and/or lifting. Sometimes a staged procedure is indicated. ...Read more
Spina bifida: Malformations occur in 4% of all pregnancies and can involve any organ system; spina bifida is a more common malformation involving lack of complete spine and/or skull formation. The risk can be increased by low Folic Acid levels. Other malformations are increased among women who are overweight, have diabetes, or are on certain medications. ...Read more
Thanks for asking!: Bulimia can lead to dehydration and low potassium, magnesium, sodium and other electrolytes. Patients can be at risk for nutritional deficiencies. Bulimia can also cause menstrual irregularities, intestinal problems, bleeding and tears in the GI tract. Depending on how severe the problem is, a child could be at risk for diseases associated with nutrient deficiencies. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the size and if there's instability. If the instability is the result of a large humeral head defect, there is a technique of filling the defect with soft tissue called a remplissage. If the instability is due to the front of the socket (bankart lesion), a bone block can be transferred to the anterior glenoid to create stability. ...Read more
See below:: 5 common types account for a quarter of the world's cases: >3 million children die of genetic birth defects by age 5, and almost as many may be permanently affected by their birth defectheart defects: neural tube defects (including spina bifida): blood disorders (such as sickle cell disease and thalassemia): down's syndrome and g6pd deficiency. >3 million children die of genetic defects by 5yrs. ...Read more
Seldom responsible: Most of the congenital deformities occur randomly. Some of them, e.g., fetal alcohol syndrome, neural tube defects associated with Folic Acid deficiency, can be caused by action or inaction of pregnant women. Women pregnant or planning to get pregnant should avoid alcohol abuse, maintain adequate nutrition, and receive prenatal cares as recommended by her obstetrician. ...Read more
Need more info: Thank you for the question. Posture is important to both correct and avoid specific postural and functional deformities. However, without more infornation, its difficult to say what would benefit you specifically. Please let us know about your deformity to help define it better. Thank you! ...Read more
It might: There is a balance between how your teeth fit together, how the joints function and how the muscles move the jaw. The right side and left side should be symmetrical, but if things are not functioning properly it is very possible and probable that asymmetries will exist and may appear as facial deformities. ...Read more
Be very careful...: That is a very delicate area of the face. Best to consult with a facial plastic surgeon or eye surgeon before doing anything. ...Read more
Facial Deformity: Find a doctor certified by the american board of facial plastic & reconstructive surgery or the american board of plastic surgery. ...Read more
Here are some...: It's congenital according to all available knowledge and experience. More? Ask urologist timely. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a bell clapper deformity and not know of this? Or is this something that would be discovered during routine physicals?
Totally possible: And not something that is routinely checked for during physicals. ...Read more
No: It can help condition and relax some of your back muscles. It may even help your flexibility, strength, and allow for better concentration, possibly improved posture, and could lead to development of better breathing techniques. But it does not affect or improve spinal deformity in any way. ...Read more
Pectum chest contour: Pectum deformities can be minor and only have aesthetic concerns like a bulge or a concavity vs those with a significant functional element as well. The latter ones are corrected by essentially cutting out the depressed area in the pectum excavatum cases and expanding the chest. While the aesthetic cases can be dealt with by what I call camouflage procedures. Consult with your local plastic surgeon. ...Read more
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- T9 shows mild central compression deformity
- Severe acquired central canal stenosis with flattening the ventral cord and ligamentum flavum laxity
- What is moderate appearing central stenosis with complete effacement of csf around spinal cord?
- Rib deformity
- Central abdomen
- Central extrusion
- Central pain
- Central vertigo
- Broad disc osteophyte with mild central stenosis and mild remodeling of the ventral cord