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Thoracic Spinal Cord
Usually slow, but...: Ependymomas, astrocytomas, and peripheral nerve sheath tumors all tend to grow relatively slowly, but the impact of a tumor here is great and if detected, generally surgery should be considered at once. I have one case of an ependymoma that produced symptoms for over ten years before it finallyi wish you good luck. ...Read more
I would like to know is; what does ''a significant thoracic disc prolapse at t4/t5 with effacement of the spinal cord mean?
It means that the : Disc at the spine level chest region known as thoracic between the vertebral bones thoracic 4 and 5 has herniated into the spinal canal and is touching or effacing the spinal cord but not compressing it so even though it is significant or large there is still room enough within the spinal canal to accommodate both the spinal cord and disc herniation. ...Read more
3mm herniated in both T6-T7 and T7-T8 with mild spinal cord compression . Also some of my thoracic disks are degenerated. Is this serious?
Can you tell me what ''a significant thoracic disc prolapse at t4/t5 with effacement of the spinal cord mean?
Why is a fracture of the spinal cord at the cervical region worse than one in the thoracic region?
Hi, sir,,i have pain in both writs and pain in one point joint on uper side of chest and now pian include in one opposite joint on spinal cord..when try to lay on bed ,sound appears in my spinal cord joints ...plz help me?
Best be seen by doc: Your symptoms do not really sound like anything in particular to make a good diagnosis. You should consult a doctor locally who will be able to see if all those pains and other things going on can't be tied together into 1 nice neat package and lead to a diagnosis. You could do the same thing here on HealthTap on a 1-1 basis. Just choose a doctor you think best might fit your needs and schedule ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What besides MS causes spinal cord lesion? Mri shows t3/4 high signal lesion with well-defined borders. Have l-side numbness chest-foot for weeks.
Spinal cord lesions: The differential diagnosis of ms like lesions in the cord include: spinal cord neoplasms (eg, astrocytomas, ependymomas), sarcoidosis, transverse myelitis, infarction of the spinal cord, vasculitis and radiation myelitis and subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord (vitamin B12 deficiency) among other causes. This one finding needs to be correlated with your clinical symptoms and labs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8 months upper back pain.. first it would wrap to chest, now just on sholder and down arm when walking. can it be spinal cord or muscle injury.
My thoracic MRI shows protruding disc impinging and flattening the left ventral cord with diffuse spinal atrophy from T4 - t9. I have upper-mid back pain, cannot sit. What does MRI indicate?
Back Pain: This sounds like a herniated disc and/or degenerative disc disease which can cause severe back pain especially while sitting. This is more common in the lumbar spine but can be present anywhere in the spine. You should definitely have your MRI looked at by a spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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