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What does all this mean? C2-3 small disk osteophyte complex with ventral thecal sac deformity. C4-5 disk osteophyte complex with ventral cord flattening. C 5-6 Facet arthropathy and uncovertebral hypertrophy is severe right neural foraminal stenosis. Face

What does all this mean? C2-3 small disk osteophyte complex with ventral thecal sac deformity. C4-5 disk osteophyte complex with ventral cord flattening. C 5-6 Facet arthropathy and uncovertebral hypertrophy is severe right neural foraminal stenosis. Face

Degenerative: Basically refers to degenerative (aging) changes of the spine. Disk/osteophyte refers to bone spur and/or disc protrusion, and facet/uncovertebral hypertrophy refers to arthritis of the joints at the back part (facets) and sides (uncovertebral) of the vertebrae. Ventral thecal sac deformity and ventral cord flattening refer to slight pressure on the spinal cord. Stenosis refers to pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more


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What does it mean to have advanced spinal stenosis?

What does it mean to have advanced spinal stenosis?

Depends: They, the person completing the dictation on your imaging study might be referring to "advanced" in comparison to your age. Alternatively, it might also mean that your stenosis (narrowing of the signal canal) is severe. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with Degenerative changes superimposed upon the developmental central stenosis. what this means? Is it Serious? How is it treated?

Central what?: Hello Mickeylandia ~ I have no idea, you could be talking about the Suez canal! You have to tell me what you are referring to! The back, the neck, the Fallopian tube?? See if you can be a little more specific with a re-write and then I'll give you all the info you need back ! :-)) thanks ...Read more

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What does "short ostial stenosis of the coeliac trunk" mean?

What does "short ostial stenosis of the coeliac trunk" mean?

PAD: Ostial stenosis celiac, 1 of 3 arteries taking blood to intestines, means plaque blockage at the beginning of artery. Ostia is origin. Associated symptoms: abdominal pain after eating, weight loss with fear of eating, hypertension, diabetes, nicotine addiction, hyperlipidemia. If symptoms, you may benefit from invasive vascular imaging, an angiogram with stent. Slow down on nicotine. Be well. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have carotid stenosis?

What does it mean to have carotid stenosis?

Narrowing: It is narrowing in the carotid artery typically at the bifurcation into the internal carotid which goes to the brain . The more the narrowing especially above 50% the more it needs attention by a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What does this mean: "dominant concentric soft plaque in proximal rca causing moderate to marked stenosis"?

What does this term : It is simply a description of what the person reading the scan thought the area of the diseased vessel looked like. The amount of blockage is usually the most useful feature of the report with the description being of secondary importance. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and I have bilateral recess stenosis because of disc bulge . What does bilater recess stenosis mean? Can it be treated or cured?

I'm 19 and I have bilateral recess stenosis because of disc bulge . What does bilater recess stenosis mean? Can it be treated or cured?

Too young for it..: It means narrowing of nerve passage. If you had MRI.....it over reads. For your age.....PT, Weight loss and exercise...yoga will solve the problem.........cure, ?. ...Read more

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When a report says without significant stenosis, does that mean there's some but not enough to matter or there is none at all? Atherosclerosis on ICA

Not enough to matter: There is almost always some atherosclerotic plaque, even in 20 year olds. Not significant usually means less than 50 % blockage, but it could be much lower. ...Read more

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Is my subaortic stenosis a serious problem? The report said: Severe LVOT obstruction. AV : Thin mobile AV,Gradient 66.4mmHg(mean) and peak of 127mmHg.

Subaortic stenosis Gradient 66.4mmHg: You have a congenital condition. Surgery is the only option to decrease the gradient, you have over 50 mm Hg gradient, therefore you are above the recommended gradient. Do you Have a cardiologist, and did not recommended surgery?. See a cardiac surgeon, there are new per-cutaneous techniques via the femoral artery, see if you qualify. The only option for you is surgery. ...Read more

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Stenosis (Definition)

Constriction or narrowing of something - duct, artery, passage way such as the outlet of the stomach into the small ...Read more