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Dorsal And Ventral Csf Space
Is surgery needed for indentation of the ventral thecal sac and spinal cord at t8-t9? Bcos dorsal central degenerative intervertebral disc protrusion
On cervical mri what does minimal CSF present within thecal sac mean? Narrowing anterior & posterior CSF spaces.
Space is tight: Sounds like this is concerning to you. It means that space is tight around the spinal cord. This usually isn't an emergency. You should discuss this finding with the doctor who ordered the test, who can put those findings into the context of your history and exam and can discuss next steps with you. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will this require surgery?Central disc protrusion at t7-8 causes effacement of anterior thecal sac. Mild pressure on ventral aspect of thoracic cord.
Depends on symptoms: Disc surgery doesn't always provide relief. Xrays of mris of the spine may look terrible, but if you have no major symptoms, surgery is not indicated. If your symptoms are bothersome, but modest in degree, then physican therapy or an exercise program will help and a physiatrist can direct this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is facet hypertrophy l
Flatten the ventral thecal sac and encroach upon the lateral recesses abutment of the traversing nerve roots?
Pain and weakness: can result from compression of the nerves that exit at the level of the narrowing caused by bony overgrowth of the facets (the area where the vertebral bones meet) In the lumbar region the nerves exit at a higher level and "traverse" the space next to the facets below this before they exit the spinal canal at a lower level. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Broad based disc protrusion at l4-l5 level compressing anterior thecal sac and bilateral travers nerve root and narrowing neural reces
Prefer no surgery: Sounds like a fairly large disc protrusion, but if no progressive muscle weakness, atrophy or bladder involvement, might be able to get conservative PT, stretching, exercise, acupuncture, and try to allow disc to desiccate and shrink, which it may well do over 8-9 months. Key issue is presence or absence of neurological involvement. Steroids may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the implication of left disk osteofyte complex mass effect on central subarachnoid space abutting ventral cord but not displacing it?
Disc protrusion measures 15mm medial lateral 6mm an anteroposterior causes contact with ventral cord and central canal stenosis?
Depends : The herniation size is important. However the symptoms are what dictate the treatment. Stenosis can cause weakness, pain, cramps..Ect. When conservative measures fail to allow a person to return to the activities of daily living...It's time to consider speaking with a spinal surgeon. ...Read more
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?
Meaning and is it serious? Central disc protrusion at t7-8 causes effacement of anterior thecal sac. Mild pressure on ventral aspect of thoracic cord.
Cord Health: If the report is correct, the pressure on the thoracic cord could be causing symptoms of weakness, numbness, and urinary problems. This is something that you should discuss with your doctor today. Any changes in how you are walking, weakness, or bladder changes.Are concerning and would require immediate medical attention. ...Read more
Trying to understand MRI results of severe central canal and bilateral foramnal stenosisat L3-L4 and L2-L3 with compression of caudal nerve roots?
HNP &/or bony spurs: Central spinal canal stenosis and/or neural foramina stenosis is usually due to disc herniation or bulge, degenerative bony hypertrophic changes, congenital spinal stenosis or any combination of these factors. Trauma and Tumors would be special cases. You do not say what is producing the encroachment. Bony changes come with age, wear and tear. Disc disease can occur at any age. ...Read more
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?
Mri says postero central and paracentral disc protusion at l5 s1 level causing thecal indentation encroachment upon bilateral canals with compressio?
Not exactly: sure of the question, but you are describing a disc protrusion(herniations) which is pressing on the sac that encloses the spinal cord and cauda equine, and is also pressing on the L5 nerve roots. There is no mention of how severe this is. Talk to your doctor about whether this might be causing your symptoms. Not all disc protrusions produce symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had an MRI and dont understand results. "large posterior disk extrusion contacting the anterior spinal cord and causing severe spinal canal stenosis.
Spinal Stenosis: Did a doctor explain to you the results or did you just obtain a copy? In general you have a protruding disc (not sure if neck or back) that is impinging on the spinal canal and resulting in narrowing of the canal. I would imagine you are having pain, weakness, numbness? ...Read more
L4/5 marked diffuse disc bulge with bilateral encroachment on both neural exit foramina and spinal canal diameter compromise. solutions without OP?
My xray result showed minimal lumbar spondylosis L5-S1 with mild disc space narrowing and endplate sclerosis and small ventral osteophytes. Meaning?
Meaning?: Presumably you didn't just wander into a radiology department & made an impulse purchase. Your doctor ordered the x-ray for a reason. What was it? The x-ray isn't the patient; you are. It has no "meaning" by itself. Your doctor is ethically obliged to interpret the test AS IT APPLIES TO YOU. Please repost & include what your doctor told you; or, if you haven't asked him/her, please state why not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does this mean? Central disc protrusion at t7-8 causes effacement of anterior thecal sac. Mild pressure on ventral aspect of thoracic cord.
The: Herniation of the disc pushes the cover of the spinal cord but does not compress the cord itself. ...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
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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