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Doctor insights on: Mild Effacement Of The Anterior Thecal Sac

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

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

Disc bulge: 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. ...Read more

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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?

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

Slipped disc: Most people who have a slipped disc and low back pain have it in the low back (the lumbar spine). You have it in your neck where there are 8 cervical vertebrae. You might have neck pain, upper back or shoulder pain, headache or scalp pain if so the respective nerves are compressed. ...Read more

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What does it mean when MRI report say c4c5 facet arthrosis and posterior disc osteophyte complex resulting in mild effacement of the thecal sac?

What does it mean when MRI report say c4c5 facet arthrosis  and posterior disc osteophyte complex resulting in mild effacement of the thecal sac?

Back trouble!: Depends on your symptoms whether just a finding or a cause of trouble. C- is cervical-neck 4-5 of the usual C1-7! Osteophytes are bony prominences from arthritis and changes. Thecal is sac around nerves and cord. ...Read more

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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

Depends: 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. ...Read more

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I got my lumbar spine MRI which says, L4-5, Disk bulge is noted impinging on the anterior thecal sac near the exiting nerve roots. There is mild face?

I got my lumbar spine MRI which says, L4-5, Disk bulge is noted impinging on the anterior thecal sac near the exiting nerve roots.  There is mild face?

Mild Facet joint : I think you meant to type (Facet Joint ) not Face. Lumbar MRI evaluate the facet joints and can show degenerative changes ( fluid in joint, or hyper trophy which is enlargement ) and these changes can narrow the spinal canal and / or neural foramen narrowing ( where nerve exit the spine. ...Read more

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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?

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: 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. ...Read more

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If fi have disc disiccation with a mild disc bulge that was effacing the thecal sac anteriorly, is there something i can do or does that mean surgery?

If fi have disc disiccation with a mild disc bulge that was effacing the thecal sac anteriorly, is there something i can do or does that mean surgery?

Complicated: If you do not have any weakness, bowel, or bladder dysfunction you may be able to be treated with manipulation, physical therapy, traction, and steroids ( either oral or epidural injections). If you have weakness or signs of neuro compromise surgery may be your best option. ...Read more

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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

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

Question Cut off: 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. ...Read more

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What is effacement of the ventral thecal sac?

Basically, it means : 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. ...Read more

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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?

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

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L5-s1 shows annular tear and a central protrusion touching both s1 roots and thecal sac.No effacement or deformity. Nerve roots exit normally.

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

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Looking over the findings of my mri, it says: c6-c7 shows a central spur with ventral effacement of the thecal sac. What does that mean exactly?

Looking over the findings of my mri, it says:  c6-c7 shows a central spur with ventral effacement of the thecal sac. What does that mean exactly?

Degenerative changes: Degenerative changes in the cervical spine cause the vertebral body to form bone spurs. The bone spurs then encroach into the spinal canal. The first thing to happen next is the the structure around the spinal cord is displaced or compress by the spurs. In this case the dural sac that surrounds the spinal cord. ...Read more

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Could near complete effacement of the thecal sac cause neuro problems with eyes, dizziness and nausea. I also have a gross swelling of right hand.?

Could near complete effacement of the thecal sac cause neuro problems with eyes, dizziness and nausea.  I also have a gross swelling of  right hand.?

Probably unrelated: The thecal sac is what surrounds the spinal cord and contains spinal fluid. Effacement just means that there is no fluid in the space around the spinal cord. This can be from pressure inside the cord, outside the cord, or a non-specific normal variant. You need to discuss this with your doctor and get a thorough neurological evaluation. ...Read more

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I had an MRI done and it says c4/c5 posterior disc herniation impinging on the anterior thecal sac. I have pain in neck and shoulders and headaches.

I had an MRI done and it says c4/c5 posterior disc herniation impinging on the anterior thecal sac.  I have pain in neck and shoulders and headaches.

Unclear if related: While this sounds like it could be the cause of your problems, you should talk to a neurosurgeon & carefully go over where the neck & shoulder pain is located. Just because the MRI shows an abnormality does not mean this is the cause. In fact, autopsy studies have shown 40% of all people have disc herniation, but only about 10% of people ever complained of back/neck/shoulder pain. Discuss w/ ur MD ...Read more

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Surgery needed for compression of anterior thecal sac?

Surgery needed for compression of anterior thecal sac?

Neurosurgery : Only surgeon who evaluated you have access to your health profile and he is the best suited to make this call or get 2 nd opinion. ...Read more

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I have a large focal disc protusion at t(-10 effacing the thecal sac anteriorly, is this a serious diagonis?

I have a large focal disc protusion at t(-10 effacing the thecal sac anteriorly, is this a serious diagonis?

No realy: Pain is the most common symptom of a thoracic herniated disc and may be isolated to the upper back or radiate in a dermatomal (single nerve root) pattern. Thoracic back pain may be exacerbated when coughing or sneezing. Radiating pain may be perceived to be in the chest or belly, and this leads to a quite different diagnosis that will need to include an assessment of heart, lung, kidney etc. ...Read more