mild effacement of the anterior thecal sac

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Dr. Foead Geula answered:

What does mild l4-l5 diffuse disc bulging with anterior thecal sac effacement mean?

Disc bulge

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It means that the disc is somewhat compressing the sac around the spinal canal. In some patients, this may cause neurologic deficit or be completely asymptomatic.
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Dr. Martin Morell answered:

What does this mean? central disc protrusion at T7-8 causes effacement of anterior thecal sac. mild pressure on ventral aspect of thoracic cord.

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Chest
herniation of the disc pushes the cover of the spinal cord but does not compress the cord itself.
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Dr. Howard Shapiro answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. Frederick Nahm answered:

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

Chest
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.
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What does disc/spur with protrusion/bulging, particualary at c5-6 c6-7 c4-5 centerally and right parcentrally, with anterior thecal sac effacement?

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In layman's term pinched nerve.
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What's can this cause? A small broad-based bulging annulus at c5-c6 which causes mild-to-moderate impression on the anterior thecal sac describe above

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C5
You might have neck pain or maybe not. Might be a normal finding of a disk bulge that comes and goes. Do you have radiation of pain to either arm or shoulder? Does your shoulder or neck have pain elicited by movement of your neck? If I had this I would want to have "kinetic MRI", which is an MRI taken while sitting up. The usual MRI takes image in an unnatural supine position on a hard slab.
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I have c5-6 mild posterior spur indenting the thecal sac & flattening the anterior cord.Meds & passive Tx not helping pain. Is surgery an option?

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Treatment really depends on the symptoms and the response to various treatments conservative and minimally invasive. Surgery is definitely an option.
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Dr. Thomas Graber answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. Anthony Filly answered:

my mri read there is stable disc desiccation mild to slightly moderate disc protrusion resulting in stable minor to mild mass effect on the anterior central thecal sac The disc protrusion demonstrates a subcentimeter focus of signal abnormality suggesting

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Your question was cut off... the parts that I see basically mean you have some mild disc bulging, but sounds like there is not any significant pinching of the nerves. This is very common. Can potentially cause some pain but does not typically benefit from surgery.
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What is effacement of the ventral thecal sac?

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there is slight or minimal compression externally placed onto the outer covering of the spinal cord which can be from a variety of conditions usually not leading to any neurologic findings or even symptoms.
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