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Mri:rt side extra foraminal broadbased protrusion of intervertebral disc noted at l4-l5 level.Mild compression of exited l-4 nerve root. What's this?

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Dr. Robert Masson
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Disc herniation

It is a classic description of a lateral disc protrusion/herniation, and treatment depends on details.

In brief: Disc herniation

It is a classic description of a lateral disc protrusion/herniation, and treatment depends on details.
Dr. Robert Masson
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Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Herniated Disk

Neuroforaminal narrowing refers to a reduction in the size of the opening in the spinal column through which the spinal nerve exits.
When this opening narrows (like in your case with protrusion of inner cartilage in a herniated disk which usually happens in one distinct area of the disk), the nerve becomes compressed, which in turn may lead to pain that radiates along the path of the nerve.

In brief: Herniated Disk

Neuroforaminal narrowing refers to a reduction in the size of the opening in the spinal column through which the spinal nerve exits.
When this opening narrows (like in your case with protrusion of inner cartilage in a herniated disk which usually happens in one distinct area of the disk), the nerve becomes compressed, which in turn may lead to pain that radiates along the path of the nerve.
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
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