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Trachea Narrowing Subglottic Stenosis
Air flow restriction: Subglottic stenosis is a congenital or acquired narrowing of the subglottic airway. Congenital subglottic stenosis is a birth defect. Acquired subglottic stenosis generally follows as an after-effect of airway intubation. Mild forms can be asymptomatic. If there are symptoms, it can include: shortness of breath, cough, bronchitis or pneumonia. In worse cases, it can lead to airway obstruction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not reliable : narrowing of the subglottic area may be genetic or acquired. This condition may involve soft tissue scarring, cartilage, or combination of both. CT and MRI do not reliably image the cartilage of the airway, thus are not conclusive. The best evaluation method is history taken and direct laryngoscopy with palpation. See a neck and head surgeon for more information and treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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What are symptoms of left foraminal narrowing and mild right foraminal stenosis at T1-T2 shown on MRI?
Usually none: For most folks with these findings, they do not have any symptoms. Several studies of folks with no symptoms, underwent MRI, 45% had significant findings but no symptoms. Discuss finds with doctor that ordered MRI. Not all MRI findings have associated symptoms. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more
Could an spinal cord injury from a bad fall four years ago cause central canal stenosis or foraminal narrowing ?
I have multilevel central canal stenosis as well as multilevel severe foraminal narrowing and disc extrusion surgery inevitable?
Most likely. my wife: -had similar & epidural steroids bought her some time, about 5 years, but later got worse & had surgery. My brother had it & waited until he had so much muscle weakness, that his result was not good (he=orthopedic surgeon also). Have confidence in the spine surgeon U choose, B sure fellowship trained. ...Read more
I had an MRI it's says bilateral lateral recess stenosis, identation ventral thecal sacar noted and foramina mildly narrow bilaterally is this bad??
Spinal stenosis: No. This is a mild form of arthritis in the low back. Like gray hair and wrinkles arthritis is a part of aging. While there is no cure, you can slow it down with strengthening core muscles, maintain a normal weight, and avoid tobacco products. Focus on occupations that do not require manual labor. People who do heavy lifting, bending, and stooping usually retire 10 years earlier than desk jobs. ...Read more
Is is possible that an undiagnosed thoracic injury could later cause a mess of problems with neck like herniations stenosis ddd foraminal narrowing R?
Cervical stenosis: No one is exactly sure what caused cervical hernations/stenosis unless you had a before and after MRI but predisposing factors can be MVA even fender benders, repetitive stress like working overhead, head up to look at a computer monitor all day/sports .it is unclear what the thoracic injury was so it is hard to associate,but the same injury may have had cervical effects.. f/u with doc ...Read more