I was wondering if anyone would know what my MRI report is showing because I could not understand what the docotor was telling me.
Comment: The conus medullaris ends at the level of T12 vertebral body. The visualized portion of the spinal cord and the nerve roots are without mass or signal abnormality. The patient is status post bilateral laminectomy efects from L3-L4 level down to L4-L5 levels. There is mild congenital spinal stenosis in the mid lumbar spine. Bertebral bodis are normal in stature and in alignment. Mild disc desiccation is seen at L4-L5 level.
At L1-L2 level, minimal broad based posterior disc bulge is seen causing minimal compression of the thecal sac and mild bilateral neural foramina stenosis.
AtL2-L3 level, minimal broad-based posterior and lateral disc bulge is seen with bilteral facet joint hyperrtrophy. This is causing no compression of the thecal sac and mild to moderate bilateral neural foramina stenosis.
At L4-L5 level, mild broad-based posterior disc bulge is seen with focal central disc protrusion. Bilateral facet joint hypertrophy is seen. Combination of this finding is causing mild mass effect on the anterior portion of the thecal sac and severe bilateral foramina stenosis.
AtL5-S1- level, minimal broad-based posterior and lateral disc bulge is seen with mild bilateral facet joint hypertrophy. This is causing no compression of the thecal sac and moderate to severe bilateral neural foramina stenosis. Post contrast-enhanced images demonstrate mild enhancement of the posterior epidural space at the surgical site and around the bilateral L5 nerveroot within the spinal canal at L4-L5 level likely representing scar tissue.
Impression: Postsurgical changes with degenerative disc disease as described.
So if anyone could tell me what this means in a more simply way I would be so thank full.