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MRI results please interpret

Started by TRACYW on 04/03/2019 11:02am

MRI LUMBAR SPINE WITH AND WITHOUT CONTRAST

I’m a 38 year old female. Prior decomposition surgery

CLINICAL HISTORY:

Chronic low back pain. Left leg pain

TECHNIQUE:

T1 sagittal, T2 sagittal and axial T2 images were obtained. Axial and
sagittal T1 post contrast. 15 cc of IV dotarem

COMPARISON:

None

FINDINGS:

Normal distal spinal cord. Very large caliber spinal canal. L1-2
through L4-5 are normal.
Laminectomy L5-S1. Mild degenerative disc disease. Minimal broad-based
left paracentral bulge of disc/osteophyte. Minor scar in the left
lateral recess. Large caliber canal. Foramen patent. Distally
disc/osteophyte barely touches the left 5th nerve.

IMPRESSION:

Laminectomy L5-S1. Mild degenerative disc disease. Minimal broad-based
left paracentral bulge of disc/osteophyte. Minor scarring the left
lateral recess. No stenosis. Large-caliber spinal canal. Foramen
patent. Distally disc/osteophyte barely touches the left 5th nerve.

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