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Doctor insights on: Unremarkable Bilaterally Mri

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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I've had severe bilateral cts since 2011 had release on r recently had MRI and still shows cts in both why didn't surgery help what's next option?

I've had severe bilateral cts since 2011 had release on r recently had MRI and still shows cts in both why didn't surgery help what's next option?

See your surgeon: First see you surgeon to discuss. Ask about whether or not a second opinion is appropriate at that visit as well. An immediate "no" should be a red flag to have another opinion. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can you tell me what chronic bilateral pars interarticularis defects on my MRI mean?

Can you tell me what chronic bilateral pars interarticularis defects on my MRI mean?

Called spondylolysis: Spondylo means spine and lysis means crack. Can be congenital variety which is genetic origin occuring in 6% of us population or after trauma which can be repetitve particularly in certain high level athletes ie. Swimmers, gymnasts, pitchers, football linemen to name a few. Most treated non operatively. Chronic means long standing ; no potential for healing but not meaning remaining symptomatic. ...Read more

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MRI result states "moderate to severe narrowing of bilateral neural foramina". What does this mean? Could nerves be pinched?

MRI result states "moderate to severe narrowing of bilateral neural foramina". What does this mean? Could nerves be pinched?

Possibility: The neural (intervertebral) foramina are where the spinal nerve roots exit the spinal cord. Severe narrowing of these holes can certainly cause impingement. If your symptoms correspond to the vertebral level of narrowing, it may be due to impingement (pinched nerves.) ...Read more

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What's a difference between normal study and unremarkable study on patient ultrasound or MRI reports?

What's a difference between normal study and unremarkable study on patient ultrasound or MRI reports?

Essentially same: These terms for results are essentially the same and mean the reports are basically normal. It is simply a different way of a radiologist reporting their analysis of the study. ...Read more

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I have an "unremarkable" pituitary MRI but think something is wrong with my hypothalamus. Would hypo affect pituitary?

I have an "unremarkable" pituitary MRI but think something is wrong with my hypothalamus. Would hypo affect pituitary?

Yes: Hypothalamic dysfunction is a problem with the region of the brain called the hypothalamus, which helps control the pituitary gland and regulate many body functions. ...Read more

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MRI: "There is mild-mod right foraminal narrowing on the right side at L4-L5. The dural sac and contents appear unremarkable" What does this mean?

MRI: "There is mild-mod right foraminal narrowing on the right side at L4-L5. The dural sac and contents appear unremarkable" What does this mean?

The foramen is: The opening through which a nerve root exits the spinal canal. When it is narrowed, usually by degenerative arthritis and/or a disc herniation, it can pinch or squeeze the nerve root going through it, possibly causing symptoms. In your case it would be the right L4 nerve root. The dural sac is the membrane surrounding the spinal cord. ...Read more

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I have bilateral hip pain that bothers me when waking and laying on my sides. I had a lower back MRI done but they didn't find anything.

I have bilateral hip pain that bothers me when waking and laying on my sides. I had a lower back MRI done but they didn't find anything.

Bursitis: Clinically it sounds like you may have hip bursitis. And MRI of the back would not disclose this condition. Therapy can include exercise, or injections, physical therapy, but it does not portend to get hip arthritis ...Read more

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Mri report says morphology says in favour of smallt2 and flair hyperintensefoci in bilateral frontal white matter-? Ischemic/? Significant

Mri report says morphology says in favour of smallt2 and flair hyperintensefoci in bilateral frontal white matter-? Ischemic/? Significant

Usually not: This is a very common finding on mris of the brain. Typically it is not significant. However, if you are experiencing neurological symptoms these foci may represent something more sinister and you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had an MRI it's says bilateral lateral recess stenosis, identation ventral thecal sacar noted and foramina mildly narrow bilaterally is this bad??

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

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What does it mean when liver MRI says"Bilateral adernal hyperplasia left more than the right"?

What does it mean when liver MRI says"Bilateral adernal hyperplasia left more than the right"?

Adrenal hyperplasia: Is non malignant enlargement of the adrenal glands. It can be associated with several hormone disorders such as Conn syndrome and Cushing syndrome. Talk to your doctor about what this finding means in your particular case. ...Read more

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Bilateral hip MRI says prominently decreased t1 weighted signal with increased t2. What does that mean?

Possibly femoral: Head avascular necrosis with the scan showing marrow edema. The MRI should state the most likely cause of the finding. Trauma, joint infection, arthritis, and nonspecific synovitis are other possibilities. ...Read more

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My mri report shows that there is mild mucosal thickening in bilateral maxillary sinus. What does it mean and what should I do for it?

My mri report shows that there is mild mucosal thickening in bilateral maxillary sinus. What does it mean and what should I do for it?

Mild sinusitis: This is a common finding on MRI. It usually is of no importance unless you have sinus headaches, or an active sinus infection. You can try using non-sedative antihistamines or steroid nasal sprays if allergies are a problem. For a more natural alternative you may use a Neti pot to break up the mucus. If you have no symptoms, then don't worry about it much. ...Read more

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What does it mean on an MRI report of "bilateral reactive lymph nodes"? Doc isn't concerned about it says don't need to biopsy it...I'm concerned

What does it mean on an MRI report of "bilateral reactive lymph nodes"? Doc isn't concerned about it says don't need to biopsy it...I'm concerned

Reactive: Nodes appear somewhat larger than normal but overall maintain a normal lymph node appearance. They are quite common and often seen in the groin, neck, and axillae. ...Read more

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Trying to understand MRI results of severe central canal and bilateral foramnal stenosisat L3-L4 and L2-L3 with compression of caudal nerve roots?

Trying to understand MRI results of severe central canal and bilateral foramnal stenosisat L3-L4 and L2-L3 with compression of caudal nerve roots?

HNP &/or bony spurs: Central spinal canal stenosis and/or neural foramina stenosis is usually due to disc herniation or bulge, degenerative bony hypertrophic changes, congenital spinal stenosis or any combination of these factors. Trauma and Tumors would be special cases. You do not say what is producing the encroachment. Bony changes come with age, wear and tear. Disc disease can occur at any age. ...Read more

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MRI:mild bilateral cerebellar tonsilar ectopia at the level of the foramen magnum borderline phenomenon. What does that mean. Pls explain thanks.?

MRI:mild bilateral cerebellar tonsilar ectopia at the level of the foramen magnum borderline phenomenon. What does that mean. Pls explain thanks.?

Usually not much: This usually means that a small part of the back portion of the brain (cerebellar tonsils) descends into the spinal canal very minimally. Usually this is incidental, and nothing needs to be done about it. However, not a bad idea to meet with your primary care doctor and discuss it and be examined in the context of this finding. ...Read more

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Bilateral hydrospalinx on us. 2nd dr did MRI shows nothing. 2nd gyncalogist thinks tubes seen on us were actually bowels with fecal matter. Possible?

Possible: Without having more first hand data available, I would say what the obgyn says may make sense, so, hopefully, he is right. ...Read more

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Mri shows I have severe central canal & bilateral recess stenosis and forminal stenosis on both sides/disc protrusion what is best option for my pain?

Mri shows I have severe central canal & bilateral recess stenosis and forminal stenosis on both sides/disc protrusion what is best option for my pain?

Be Conservative: Conservative treatment is almost always the right first choice for back pain. This might include muscle relaxants like Robaxin, (methocarbamol) NSAIDs like Ibuprofen, and epidural or facet injections, depending on the type of pain. If these fail, then surgery might be helpful. The key then is to choose the right surgery for your specific condition and symptoms. A good neurosurgeon can help you with this. ...Read more

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Please someone tel me what "small non enlarged incidental bilateral reactive lymph nodes" mean on a MRI report of the neck? I hav constant pain n neck

Common finding: The nodes int he posterior triangle of the neck are often enlarged from almost any kind of infection. But if they persist then they might be enlarged for some other reason. You should follow this carefully. ...Read more

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Got an MRI results what does it mean? Bilateral L2/L3-L4/L5 subarticular zone narrowing with degenerative changes contacting the descending L3-L5 nerv

Got an MRI results what does it mean? Bilateral L2/L3-L4/L5 subarticular zone narrowing with degenerative changes contacting the descending L3-L5 nerv

Clinical context: This is a paraphrase of a radiology report. I don't have any other information about you. See a doctor to put this report into clinical perspective. Doctors come to diagnosis from a lot of inputs. This is just one phrase. Can be nothing to- can be pinched nerve. ...Read more

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I just got these MRI results on my back, can you explain in layman terms Impression 1. L3-L4 mild to canal stenosis with mild bilateral neural for?

I just got these MRI results on my back, can you explain in layman terms Impression 1. L3-L4 mild to canal stenosis with mild bilateral neural for?

Read on!: MRI changes in neck and back are almost universal and do not need any particular treatment The clinical picture is more important and if severe or progressive symptoms exist corresponding to significant changes in the Mri, and conservative management fails then something more dramatic such as injections of steroids (ESI) or surgical options may be necessary The canal width in neck and back m ...Read more

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What does this mean on MRI? Bilateral ethmoid and milder sphenoid, frontal, and bilateral maxillary sinusitis.

Depends on symptoms: It's very import for your doctor to correlate what radiologists find on your scans with your physical findings and symptoms. As far as your sinus findings, these are normally air filled areas along your face but an MRI will show if the lining is thickened or if the space has become fluid filled. Feel free to schedule a consult and upload your images and we can review these findings in detail. ...Read more

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Mri-c6-7 there are bilateral uncovertebral osteophytes causing bilateral neural foraminal stenosis. What does this mean?

MRI: The radiologist is describing small spicules of bone that are causing some narrowing of the bony canal through which the nerve runs. The mr findings would have to be correlated to your clinical findings and a neurologist might be helpful there. ...Read more