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Cyst In Spinal Column
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Is it uncommon to have an arachnoid cyst in the spinal canal in c-spine region?It's behind the spinal cord pushing it up,have congenitally small canal
It's: NOT COMMON but is seen in the entire slinal canal from the neck to lower back. It can be drained by an INTERVENTIONAL Radiologist and may or may not resolve permanently. A neurosurgical consultation is probably your next step.... Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Low back: Most often in the lower back (between L4 and L5 or between L5 and s1). ...Read more
Is surgery needed for indentation of the ventral thecal sac and spinal cord at t8-t9? Bcos dorsal central degenerative intervertebral disc protrusion
MRI of my Cervical Spine
There is disc degenerative changes with associated impingement of the thecal sac , exit neuroforaminal encroachment.
MRI result?: So- what does this mean? It is common for MRI of the c-spine to show degenerative changes. Impingement of the thecal sac is not normally concerning. It is unclear what is meant by "exit neuroforaminal encroachment". Was there encroachment or not? If it is there, this normally means nerve root encroachment, which can cause symptoms that affect the arms. ...Read more
I have right uncinate hypertrophy and prominent osteophyte protruding into the rightward spinal canal resulting in rightward cervicle cord impinge?
My lower lumbar MRI spine without contrast says on the impression part. 1. Straightening of the normal lumbar lordosis. 2. L5-S1 diffuse disc bulging with endplate osteophytes abutting the dural sac in the central canal and bilateral L5 nerve roots in the
My syrinx is almost wall to wall in my spinal cord. If they drain the syrinx will the spinal cord rejuvenate itself?
HARD TO PREDICT: If your syrinx is creating a compressive effect within spinal cord, risk of future deterioration is very real indeed, and would try to get this under control before more neurological disability ensues. Although you may not necessarily reverse all the pre-existing issues, the likelihood of prevention and cessation of the damage is very good if surgery is performed. Please discuss fully with doc. ...Read more
Orthopedic: Mri shows right foraminal narrowing (moderate-sev) but notes no central cervical spinal canal stenosis. Any impingement into spinal cord?
Herniated Disc: Herniated discs in the cervical (neck) region can compress the spinal cord, nerve leaving the spinal cord, or not compress either. If neurologic compression is present, pain radiating down the arm is a common complaint. Arm or leg numbness or weakness can also be present if spinal cord compression is identified. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With degenerative disc disease, facet arthrosis, nerve compression, buldging discs lumbar and cervical regions, synovial cyst posterior lumbar region in spine, continueum spasms, the need of surgery is the option as of now. I have been through all treatme
Unsure of question: Most surgeons exhaust non-operative care before recommending surgery. Non-operative care can include medications (anti-infammatory arthritis type medicine or pain medications), physical therapy, activity modification, exercise, bracing, chiropractic care, interventional pain management (injections), or alternative medical approaches. ...Read more
L4-l5 large disk extrusion in the left subarticular and foraminal location. Can this cause cauda equina?
Cauda equina: Very unlikely. To cause cauda equina syndrome the disc material has to be more central and occupy more than half of the canal at the L4/5 level. Cauda equina syndrome is associated with severe pain, numbness in the legs and an inability to urinate. When cauda equina syndrome occurs people go to the emergency room and don't ask questions. They simply want relief and surgery is the cure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mri test shows loss of spinal height & signal spinal stenosis narrowing of spinal canal diffused disc bluge in contact with thecal sac neural formina narrowed bilatery what treatment do you recommend?
In the canal: A lumbar puncture is typically used to get cerebrospinal fluid from the spinal canal. It includes a needle inserted in the back between the spinous processes and lamina of the spine and then through the dura - which is the blood brain barrier around the nerves. Generally, the puncture is performed around the l4-5 levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRIreadsC3-4 disc herniation stenosis with ap of 0.7cm? indention on spinal cord. Could this cause left leg weakness from the hips down
Potentially: If spinal cord becomes severe enough, it can start to affect the legs, although there are other potential causes. Either way, I would be seen in follow up immediately. ...Read more
Unlikely: Batson's plexus is the name for the veins that surround the vertebral bodies. Veins are very compressible so they are unlikely to cause any pressure on nerves. ...Read more
Not typically: The batson's plexus significance is that it's a network of veins without valves. Typically veins have valves, due to the low pressure in the venous system, to decrease the chance of flow backup within the system. The batson's plexus connects the deep pelvic veins & thoracic veins, & with no valves can easily serve as conduit for infection/cancer cells to travel from pelvic structures to the spine. ...Read more
An MRI report shows no central cervical spinal canal stenosis but does show a right sided foraminal narrowing. Any impingement on the spinal cord?
Puzzled: If there were impingement on the spinal cord, the report would say so. Presumably you didn't just wander into an MR center & make an impulse purchase. The MRI was ordered by a Dr who took a history & did physical. It's Dr's responsibility to review test results with you or if he can't, to find someone who can. You have a right to an explanation in terms you understand. ...Read more
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