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decipher this report

Started by annabell93 on 10/09/2018 1:36pm

Can anyone translate this report to layman's terms???
Degenerative changes are seen throughout cervical spine. At C2-C3 the canal and
foramina are widely patent. At C3-C4 there is asymmetric relative left foraminal
stenosis secondary to facet arthropathy. Degree of foraminal narrowing is moderate. At
C4-C5 the canal and foramina are widely patent. At C5-C6 there is collapse of the disc
with angular kyphosis across this level. There is mild foraminal narrowing and mild
central stenosis. At C6-C7 the canal and foramina are widely patent and at C7-T1 the
canal and foramina are widely patent. The cord is normal in size and signal. There is
no evidence of marrow edema or paraspinous mass. Postcontrast imaging shows no
abnormal enhancement in the cord or surrounding tissues.

IMPRESSION:
Collapse and angulation across the C5-C6 disc. Milder degenerative changes elsewhere
in the cervical spine as described above. The most prominent foraminal stenosis is on
the left at C3-C4 predominantly due to facet arthropathy.

Dictated by:Robert Falk, MD
Dictated DT/TM: 9/27/2018 12:02 PM
Signed by: Robert Falk, MD
Signed DT/TM: 9/27/2018 12:09 PM
Editor: DT/TM:
***** Final *****

Interpreted and electronically signed by: FALK, ROBERT L, MD-RAD
Signed DT/TM: 09/27/2018 12:12 pm

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