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Indentation Of The Ventral Thecal Sac
Is surgery needed for indentation of the ventral thecal sac and spinal cord at t8-t9? Bcos dorsal central degenerative intervertebral disc protrusion
What do you suggest if my MRI says diffuse disc bulge of l4-l5 intervertible disc causing ventral thecal sac indentation . disc desication of l5-s1 ,what I do ?
My MRI says diffuse disc bulge of l4-l5 intervertible disc causing ventral thecal sac indentation . disc desication of l5-s1. What does this mean? What do I need to do?
You need to...: ...ask your doc to go over the images with you & point out & explain the findings. In radiology, words are really no substitute for pictures. But don't waste your & your doctor's time by going in there cold. You owe it to yourself and him/her to do your homework first. Read up on & look at pictures of lumbar spine anatomy & pathology. Request your own copy of the image CD to study at home. ...Read more
What is foraminal narrowing and ventral thecal sac indentation? I also have osteoarthritis in my back alon with nerve pain in both legs
Within the bony ---: Structures of the back, the spinal cord (sc), which is the continuation of the brain, lies. The sc is surrounded by a layer, called the thecal sac. The front aspect of this is called the ventral t sac, while at the back, its the dorsal (or posterior) t sac. Its present from the neck down to the lower back. This sac contains the spinal fluid which bathes the sc, providing it nutrition. ...Read more
What is a t8-9 2mm left paracentral disk protrusion with slight deformity of the ventral thecal sac?
Herniated Disc: The ventral thecal sac is the front side of the thecal sac, which is a membrane that surrounds the spinal cord and some cerebrospinal fluid. A disk protrusion may cause the sac to deform in shape. This is due to a herniated disc. Neurologic symptoms may occur if the spinal cord is impinged upon. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with effacement of the ventral thecal sac on the l3-l4 level and along with some symptoms am wondering what this means?
Effacement: means thinning. Ventral means the front of the spinal cord. The thecal sac is the encasement of the spinal cord. Ventral thecal sac effacement is thinning of the covering of the anterior spinal cord at L3-L4. By itself, this finding is usually of little concern and requires no specific treatment This can be due to a protrusion of the intervertebral disc or arthritic change. Your Doctor can advise. ...Read more
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
What does this mean on an MRI report c5-c6: there is a central disc protrusion indenting the ventral thecal sac?
A disc abuts spinal: In the neck at the c5-c6 level, the intervertebral disc protrudes posteriorly from the spine, and pushes upon the anterior aspect of the thecal sac that contains the spinal cord. This herniating disc material may abut or comress the spinal canal, possibly resulting with spasm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer