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What is mild effacement of the ventral CSF space?

What is mild effacement of the ventral CSF space?

CSF: It depends on the clinical situation. What is the background information for gettig the mri? ...Read more

Cerebrospinal Fluid (Definition)

The fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord provides an exchange pathway and balancing system for brain and spinal cord metabolism, besides a cushioning system for routine impacts of our ...Read more


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What does effacement of ventral CSF mean?

Imaging study: This is often noted when there is suspicion of a herniated nucleus pulposis as a cause of low back problems. Something is in the space that should be occupied by the cerebrospinal fluid. ...Read more

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Does it require surgery if there is no CSF with indent of ventral thecal sac on c-5/c-6?

Does it require surgery if there is no CSF with indent of ventral thecal sac on c-5/c-6?

Risk mitigation: If only the thecal sac is indented and spinal cord not compressed, surgery would be an extreme remedy, but the description suggests that disc is close, and if symptoms progress, may need surgery. Handle conservatively at first, but see what a spinal surgeon opines. ...Read more

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What does C3/C4 disc protrusion completely effacing the ventral CSF mean?

Disc herniation: The disc between the neck vertebrae has herniated into the spinal canal and depending on symptoms may require surgical intervention.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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C6-C7 R disk protrusion w/mild mass effect on the ventral aspect of thecal sac. CSF ventral to R side of cord completely effaced. Plz explain.?

Explanation: You have a herniated disc in your neck. My concern from this report is how much neuroforaminal stenosis there is at c6/7. As mentioned prior. I can be available for a full consultation. ...Read more

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Does Broad based diffused disc osteopyte complex of c5-6 w/o spinal or foraminal stenosis w/ mild effacement of the ventral CSF cause severe pain?

Does Broad based diffused disc osteopyte complex of c5-6 w/o spinal or foraminal stenosis w/ mild effacement of the ventral CSF cause severe pain?

Depends: Everyone is different. Many people have radiologic findings of severe spinal stenosis without symptoms and vice versa-so there's not so much of a correlation between back pain and radiologic findings. ...Read more

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What does an MRI with a large posterior disc osteophyte complex that effaces the ventral CSF and flattens left hemi-cord diameter of 6mm mean?

What does an MRI with a large posterior disc osteophyte complex that effaces the ventral CSF and flattens left hemi-cord diameter of 6mm mean?

Arthritis in neck: Due to osteo arthritis of facet joints of vertebral bodies and thinning and herniation of disc backwards, there can be compression of spinal cord. Its significance depends on the symptoms and signs on examination of patient. See a neurologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between a dorsal and ventral ramus?

Doctors, what is the difference between a dorsal and ventral ramus?

Back vs belly: Dorsal refers to back while ventral refers to belly. Check out https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Anatomical_terms_of_location for more anatomic descriptions. ...Read more

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What are the dorsal and ventral surfaces on humans?

What are the dorsal and ventral surfaces on humans?

Anatomic Position: During the study of Human Anatomy, it is important to understand what "anatomic position" is.
Anatomic position is when a human is facing forward, with the arms an hands at the side, with the palms facing forward. Everything in the front in anatomic position is anterior, in back posterior. The dorsoventral axis is used in vertebrate anatomy. ...Read more

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My back pain problem is spinal estenose, what you advise? Cirurgury with a spacer on vertebral discs?

My back pain problem is spinal estenose, what you advise? Cirurgury with a spacer on vertebral discs?

Just a decompression: Stenosis is surgically treatedcwith a simple decompression through a small insicion on the back to relieve leg pain with activityt the complex reconstruction you describe is for something entirely different decompression tak e30 min to do one level4weeks to recover from. ...Read more

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I have a c3-4 disc dessication with broad partial effacement in csf space? What does this mean? Could this paralyze me?

Chronicity: You have a localized chronic degenerative disc, protruding and narrowing spinal canal. Unless it were to compress the spinal cord, do not worry about paralysis, and handle this conservatively unless further deterioration. ...Read more

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When I bend over I sometimes have a funny smelling, clear, thin fluid pour from my nose upon standing back up. What else could this be besides csf?

When I bend over I sometimes have a funny smelling, clear, thin fluid pour from my nose upon standing back up. What else could this be besides csf?

Sinus fluid: Sometimes, you can remove a blockage of the sinuses with such an maneuver. However, it is also possible that this maneuver changes the blood flow to the lining of the nasal cavity causes increased secretions. I would go with the first one. ...Read more

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I had back surgery, went through my side, 5 months ago, fusion/spacers, I have started itching can't seem to figure out if I am rejecting the spacers.

I had back surgery, went through my side, 5 months ago, fusion/spacers, I have started itching can't seem to figure out if I am rejecting the spacers.

PEEK spacers: You are not rejecting the spacers. Where do you itch? It is normal for the incisions to itch for awhile while healing. Have you changed laundry detergents, water softener, eaten something different or changed your environment, gotten a new pet. ...Read more

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I just got a CSF chemistry test back I have 91% lymphocytes and 9% macrophages. What does that mean? Looked for a lot of values but don't know what.

D/w your MD: Why did you get the LP in the first place? Did you have headaches, fever, photo sensitivity, neck stiffness etc? If you did and now your LP showed a lot of lymphocytes- that would indicate-perhaps you have a viral meningitis. However, not knowing what is the clinical setting and not knowing the detail result of your csf- (total wbc, rbc, ldh etc)- it is hard to give you a good answer. D/w ur md. ...Read more

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What exactly is a CSF culture & what is its purpose? Is it difficult to perform and does it take longer than blood cultures for a result to come back?

What exactly is a CSF culture & what is its purpose? Is it difficult to perform and does it take longer than blood cultures for a result to come back?

Similar to blood: A CSF culture is when you take a sample of CSF (usually from a lumbar puncture which samples the CSF from the spinal canal in the lower back - so yes a bit more difficult to perform but still pretty routine) and culture it to see if there are bacteria (or sometimes viruses) growing in it, usually to look for meningitis. It takes the same amount of time as a blood culture (48 hours). ...Read more

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They have found a large black spot on the back of my brain and said I had a decrease in csf. What can this mean! Please help I can send pic.?

They have found a large black spot on the back of my brain and said I had a decrease in csf. What can this mean! Please help I can send pic.?

1000 words: Pictures are worth a thousand words as the saying goes. Your question cannot be answered absent viewing of the images which inspired your question. ...Read more

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What is spondylitis I am having back surgey again on jan 7 will this helpy pain in back I no it will help leg pain removing 2disc and using spacers?

What is spondylitis I am having back surgey again on jan 7 will this helpy pain in back I no it will help leg pain removing 2disc and using spacers?

That is Arthritis of: The spine. The surgery you mentioned will help relieving the leg pain by freeing the pinched nerve and may help the back pain as well. Its important to relieve the pinched nerve otherwise the nerves will be permanently damaged.
The spacers will help and probably reduce the chances of developing the facet joint arthritis or from making the arthritis worse.
Good luck in your forthcoming surgery. ...Read more

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My mother in law want to know how long or how many miles should she walk? She is 50 yrs old and just had screws and a spacer put her back two months a

My mother in law want to know how long or how many miles should she walk? She is 50 yrs old and just had screws and a spacer put her back two months a

Walking post surgery: Your mother in law should talk with her back surgeon to discuss her activity. The surgeon knows what the situation is with her back and will advise her accordingly. ...Read more

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I went to the hospital for an headache. They said that I'm fine after an MRI. But I still have a fluid in my head and down my back. I think it's a CSF?

CSF: Cerebrospinal fluid is a normal part of your body. Everyone has fluid surrounding their brain and running down the spinal canal. If they didn't tell you that there was a problem with your MRI or spinal fluid it sounds like you don't need to worry about that. If your headaches become more frequent or severe, follow up with your physician. ...Read more

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I have c3-4 deciccation w broad posterior disc bulge (3.4mm) causing effacement of CSF space& moderate neural foraminal narrowing. Will I need fusion?

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Depends on symptoms: We do not do surgery based only on films. If you have symptoms that are attributable to findings on films, then surgery should be considered. And even then conservative care can often alleviate the symptoms so that you do not need fusion. ...Read more

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I have been to several doctors for back pain they all suggest spinal fusion went to neurologist she said I should put spacers and which one is better?

Put off surgery: In general surgery is the last resort. I will hope you have tried the pain management specialist. The old surgical fusion is to fuse your spine at various levels which they feel might be causing your pain. In addition to fusion they can put in vertebral disc spaces. I would strongly suggest you obtain several opinions and perhaps speak to other patients to get their experience as well. ...Read more

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I took a Lumbar Puncture test and one result came back, CSF protein 46...what does this count mean?

Probably OK: That's a barely abnormal protein level. If it's the only abnormal finding in your CSF, probably everything is OK. But double check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Revovered from meningitis. I get occasional nose leaks, but neg. For CSF. Could I have a leak that they aren't finding? Maybe a leak in back from LP?

No: A nasal CSF leak would occur from head trauma that broke through the supportive structures of the nose/eye. (not meningitis)These are dangerous because of the germs nearby. Your LP area can leak into the skin for a brief but would soon be walled off. There is no way for it to get to the skin surface. The LP uses a steel tube to channel the flow out, once removed it collapses/seals ...Read more

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Had brain MRI for constellation of symptoms, came back normal. To me looks like increased CSF on scan, poss cerebellar ectopia (chiari) easy to miss?

Had brain MRI for constellation of symptoms, came back normal. To me looks like increased CSF on scan, poss cerebellar ectopia (chiari) easy to miss?

Possibly: There are specific criteria that radiologists use to assess for cerebellar tonsillar ectopia. There are many normal variants of brain anatomy that may look abnormal to the untrained observer. If you are concerned about that specific issue, your doctor that referred you for the MRI can have the radiologist review the exam. ...Read more

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Neuro sd no CSF in 2 plcs foraminal narrowngetc. Pain headaches arm hand back. 1 epidural inj last yr and phyc thp so c5-7 adnf or inj? Conflict md op

Neuro sd no CSF in 2 plcs foraminal narrowngetc. Pain headaches arm hand back. 1 epidural inj last yr and phyc thp so c5-7 adnf or inj? Conflict md op

Surgery vs PT: Sounds like you have foraminal narrowing at c5-6 and c6-7 causing symptoms of pain, headaches, affecting back, arm, hand.

If you have been treated unsuccessfully with pt, injections, then your options are limited to more of the same ineffective treatment, or, if appropriate, cervical fusion.

Find a physician who can explain your problem to your satisfaction, then decide who should treat you. ...Read more

Csf (Definition)

Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear colorless fluid produced in the choroid plexus in the brain, and acts as a cushion or a buffer for the ...Read more