my dad is 55yrs old.he has pain in neck which radiates to shoulder from their to elbow of the left hand. he also find numbness in fingures .he was adviced to take a MRI CERVICAL SPINE.
the scan summary is as follows.plz suggest us what does the below report Indicate.
MRI CERVICAL SPINE
INDICATION : Pain in neck radiating to left upper limb.
TECHNIQUE : T1/T2 – Sag.
T1/T2 – Axial.
• Straightening of spine is seen.
• Alignment, height and signal intensity of vertebrae are normal. Superior end plate of D5 vertebral shows T1/T2 hyperintensity – Modic type 2 degeneration.
• Posterior osteophytes are seen from C3 to C6 vertebrae causing severe canal stenosis.
• C3-C4, C4-C5 & C5-C6 :Posterior disc osteophyte complex are seen causing thecal sac compression with no e/o narrowing of B/L neural foramina.
-Spinal cord compression is noted at C3/4 level.
• C6-C7 : Diffuse annular disc bulge with left far lateral posterior disc extrusion is seen causing thecal sac compression and narrowing of left neural foramina.
• Posterior elements & neural arches are normal.
• Pre & paravertebral soft tissues are normal.
• CV junction is normal.
• E/o patchy T2 hyperintensity seen in the cord at C3-C4 level s/o myelomalacia.
• Flaval ligament hypertrophy noted at upper dorsal level . No e/p canal compromise.
POSTERIOR DISC OSTEOPHYTE COMPLEX AT C3-C4 C4-C5 C5-C6 DISC CAUSING THECAL SAC COMPRESSION.
DIFFUSE ANNULAR DISC BULGE WITH LEFT LATERAL POSTERIOR DISC EXTRUSION AT C6-C7 DISC CAUSING NARROWING OF LEFT NEURAL FORAMINA.
CORD COMPRESSION AT C3/4 LEVEL CAUSING MYELOMALACIA CHANGES.
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