|Patient: 58 year old male|
|Findings: XRAY LUMBAR SPINE|
There are five lumbar vertebrae. No gross scoliotic deformity is identified. The sagittal contour is unremarkable. The L5-S1 disc space is moderately narrowed. Intervertebral disc height is otherwise within expected limits. Mild anterolateral spondylosis is present throughout the lumbar spine. Sacroiliac articulations are unremarkable. Cortical margins and trabecular patterns are intact.
MRI LUMBAR SPINE
L5-S1: There is evidence of a prior left hemilaminotomy and partial discectomy. No recurrent disc herniation is revealed. The disc shows moderate loss of disc height and desiccation of the nucleus. There is no displacement of the traversing nerve roots. Posterior elements do not show any focal osseous or marrow lesions other than the prior surgical changes which are clearly seen on axial T2 image #20.
LARGE LEFT FAR LATERAL DISC HERNIATION COMPATIBLE WITH A 1.5 CM EXTRUSION OF NUCLEAR MATERIAL OBLITERATING THE NEURAL FORAMEN AND COMPRESSING THE LEFT EXITING L2 NERVE ROOT.
|References: Referring Physician: George Junkin,DC|
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Case Number: 11153388Last Updated: 10-10-2007 The reader is fully responsible for confirming the accuracy of this content.
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