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Doctor insights on: What Is Narrowing Of Ventral Subarachnoid Space From C3 To C6

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C5-c6 left dusc isteophyte caysing a mass effect on ventral subarachnoid space abutting the chird. What is a mass effect? What are the implications?

C5-c6 left dusc isteophyte caysing a mass effect on ventral subarachnoid space abutting the chird. What is a mass effect? What are the implications?

Mass effect: A mass effect occurs when there is abnormal tissue that is pressing on the surrounding normal anatomy. An osteophyte is an abnormal growth on a bone (benign, not cancer), usually from arthritis or trauma. Are you having symptoms, neck pain, weakness in an arm, numbness, tingling, popping/jerking when neck moved. Would definitely see a neurosurgeon if there are symptoms. ...Read more

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What's the implication of left disk osteofyte complex mass effect on central subarachnoid space abutting ventral cord but not displacing it?

What's the implication of left disk osteofyte complex mass effect on central subarachnoid space abutting ventral cord but not displacing it?

Nothing much: You have a spur growing in an arthritic joint. This suggests that your neck pain can be from arthritis. Since there are many causes of a pain in the neck (other than people) why not read my book "Stop Your Neck Pain and Headache Now." ...Read more

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MRI said: "Prominent epidural vessel traverses right posterolateral epidural space from C3 to C6, & exits spinal canal through the right C6-7 neuroforamen". Is this serious? Risks? Means I have AVM?

MRI said: "Prominent epidural vessel traverses right posterolateral epidural space from C3 to C6, & exits spinal canal through the right C6-7 neuroforamen". Is this serious? Risks? Means I have AVM?

Spinal AVM: Not certain. An MRI or MRA is a screening study. A spinal angiogram is a definitive imaging study for a spinal AVM or a dural fistula. Usually there is swelling or edema in the spinal cord too. See a neurosurgeon who specializes in cerebrovascular disease. ...Read more

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I have prominate subarachnoid space in my brain and prominate fissure bilaterally. What does this mean im 48 yrs old?

I have prominate subarachnoid space in my brain and prominate fissure bilaterally. What does this mean im 48 yrs old?

Atrophy: Loss of brain matter in relation to fixed volume of the skull. This is manifested as normal fluid spaces and wrinkles of the brain looking much more prominent. ...Read more

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What does the MRI mean when it mentions diffuse central canal narrowing from C3 through C6 levels which is likely congenital?

What does the MRI mean when it mentions diffuse central canal narrowing from C3 through C6 levels which is likely congenital?

You've always had it: "Congenital" means since birth. Diffuse central canal narrowing means that your spinal cord in the neck region doesn't have a lot of wiggle room. Unless you are having neurological symptoms or the report mentioned a critical stenosis or change in the cord signal, you should use the MRI as a reference scan. Otherwise see a neurologist. Ref: http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/344171-overview#a21 ...Read more

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Degenerative endplate change at c3/c4 and c5/c6 levels. No widening of the prevertebral soft tissue space. No significant neural foraminal compromise on right side, left side prominent osteophytes encroach into the neural foramen at the c5/c6 level?

Wear & tear: This report is describing wear and tear type arthritic changes that are common in many people as they age. Have you had previous old injuries or played a heavy contact sport? The osteophytes are bony growths that go along with this type of arthritis. The neural foramen is where the nerves come out of your spine so could explain pain you may get from your neck in the outer aspect of your arm. ...Read more

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Mri c-spine w/o contrast on 02-14-2013. Impression: mild left foraminal narrowing c2-c3. Disc ridge complexes c3-c4 through c6-c7 without central stenosis as described. Mild disc bulge c7-t1.

Mri c-spine w/o contrast on 02-14-2013. Impression: mild left foraminal narrowing c2-c3. Disc ridge complexes c3-c4 through c6-c7 without central stenosis as described. Mild disc bulge c7-t1.

Spondylosis: The report describes cervical spondylosis, degeneration of the neck portion of the spine. The abnormalities may or may not be causing symptoms. Your doctor should see if those findings correlate with your story (the history) and your examination. From the description I might think you have neck pain or stiffness without symptoms in your arms. ...Read more

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What treament is best for mild uncinste process hypertrophy beth c3- c6?

Cervical spine: Your question very vaque, lacks details. Dontt know ur age but if referring cervical spine, many causes from trauma to aging. Need diagnosi proper evaluation. In most cases structured physical therapy is safest and with traction often best treatment. Real problems arise when spinal cord or nerves as exist holes in vertebrae usually affected upper extremities. Some things are due wear and tear. Fi. ...Read more

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I have disk desiccation between c3-c6. What does that mean for an 18 year old male?

I have disk desiccation between c3-c6. What does that mean for an 18 year old male?

Disc fluids are: Drying up, as a result of this dryness and loss of fluid, the disc (s) degenerate (wear away) to a degree. Disc desiccation is the earliest visible sign of disc degeneration. Disc degeneration can range in severity from mild, moderate, to severe. Severe cases of disc degeneration can require surgery to fix the problem. ...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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I'm a 75 year-old male with a multilevel severe degenerative disc disease at C3-4 through C6-7. Associated mild spondylosis and suspected mild to mod?

I'm a 75 year-old male with a multilevel severe degenerative disc disease at C3-4 through C6-7. Associated mild spondylosis and suspected mild to mod?

That is a statement: -of fact followed by a? mark. What is the question? If you mean what's this, it is degenerative disk disease of the neck, more noticeable at the levels C-3, and all levels down to C-6-7.treatment is driven by your symptoms. See a fellowship trained spine surgeon, my preference is an orthopedic surgeon though neurosurgeons have the same programs to complete to be so trained. ...Read more

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What does C3/C4 disc protrusion completely effacing the ventral CSF mean?

What does C3/C4 disc protrusion completely effacing the ventral CSF mean?

Disc herniation: The disc between the neck vertebrae has herniated into the spinal canal and depending on symptoms may require surgical intervention.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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C6-C7 R disk protrusion w/mild mass effect on the ventral aspect of thecal sac. CSF ventral to R side of cord completely effaced. Plz explain.?

Explanation: You have a herniated disc in your neck. My concern from this report is how much neuroforaminal stenosis there is at c6/7. As mentioned prior. I can be available for a full consultation. ...Read more

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C3-c4c4-c5 left paracentral osteochondral bar indenting thecal sac no foraminal stenosis. C5-c6 central osteochondral bar indenting thecal sac. Means?

C3-c4c4-c5 left paracentral osteochondral bar indenting thecal sac no foraminal stenosis. C5-c6 central osteochondral bar indenting thecal sac. Means?

Spinal stenosis: That is another way to describe a condition known as spinal stenosis. One way to say it is that you have developed some bone spurs (oseochondral bars) that are narrowing (narrowing equals stenosis) the central part of the nerve canal but not the for amen. I would discuss your findings and treatment options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can min. Broadbased disc bulge at c3-4 & broadbased disc bulge w/superimposed central disc protrusion and endplate spurring at c6-7 cause torticollis?

Can min. Broadbased disc bulge at c3-4 & broadbased disc bulge w/superimposed central disc protrusion and endplate spurring at c6-7 cause torticollis?

Other way: No. Actually, it is usually the other way around; torticollis causes excess wear and tear of the discs and joints, leading to early degeneration. Torticollis is caused by the abnormal implementation of motor programs in the brain. The spine is an innocent bystander. ...Read more

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What does prominent anterior osteophytes at c6-7. scattered sclerotic changes. C5-6 multiple chronic appearing vertebral deformities & sclerotic changes are noted including biconcave surfaces of c3 & c4?

An osteophyte: Is a bone spur. Anterior is front. You have arthritic changes of the spine essentially. One needs to take into account clinical picture as well. What symptoms do you have? ...Read more

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What does this mean on an MRI report c5-c6: there is a central disc protrusion indenting the ventral thecal sac?

What does this mean on an MRI report c5-c6: there is a central disc protrusion indenting the ventral thecal sac?

A disc abuts spinal: In the neck at the c5-c6 level, the intervertebral disc protrudes posteriorly from the spine, and pushes upon the anterior aspect of the thecal sac that contains the spinal cord.

This herniating disc material may abut or comress the spinal canal, possibly resulting with spasm. ...Read more