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Yanks006YYanks006 Posts: 3
edited 03/05/2014 - 8:26 PM in Chronic Pain
The plan was outpatient but after the 2nd apt the cardiologist said you don't look good and admitted me through the ER.
You name the test was run.

Quick shot of conditions:
L4-L5 level has a large left paracentral disc extrusion which visibly
compresses the traversing left L5 nerve root.
Mild central canal stenosis due to contouring of the thecal sac.

MR Cervical Spine WO/CST:
C3-C4 level has a small right paracentral protrusion partly covered by
osteophyte. This touches the right ventral cord without signal abnormality.
C4-C5 level has a right eccentric disc osteophyte complex and an annular tear.
Mild right and minimal left foraminal stenosis.
C5-C6 level has diffuse osteophytic ridging and a small central protrusion
covered by osteophyte which effaces the subarachnoid spaces and contours the
ventral cord without signal abnormality. Moderate left, and mild to moderate
right, foraminal stenosis.
C6-C7 level has a diffuse broad-based disc protrusion partly covered by
osteophyte causing moderate left and mild right foraminal stenosis
the subarachnoid spaces are effaced.

Significant elevation of the left hemidiaphragm suggests diaphragmatic
paralysis. The lungs are clear. Normal heart size and pulmonary vascularity.

***Breathing has been more difficult****

Ordering Physician : 2172 Traub, .
Creation Date : 02/20/2014
Performed At : MCH_01_Radiology
Indications : Rule Out PE

20-Feb-2014 23:56 *** Final ***

CT Angio Chest:

1. No pulmonary embolus.
2. Asymmetric elevation of the left hemidiaphragm. Correlate for phrenic nerve

Comparison: None.

Findings: No pulmonary embolus. Normal heart size. No pericardial effusion.
Thoracic aorta normal in caliber with patent three-vessel arch. No mediastinal

Tracheobronchial tree is patent. Elevated left hemidiaphragm which displaces
the heart and mediastinal structures towards the right. Dependent subsegmental
atelectasis in both lungs. No consolidation,

CT Abd+Pelvis W/CST:

1. No acute abnormality in the abdomen or pelvis.
2. Elevated left hemidiaphragm suggestive of phrenic nerve palsy.
2. Probable small bilateral renal cysts. This can be confirmed with
The kidneys are morphologically normal. No hydronephrosis. 1.3 cm
low-attenuation lesion inferior pole left kidney is probably a cyst but cannot
make that determination on the current exam. There is a 6 mm low-attenuation
lesion posteriorly at the upper pole of the right kidney which is probably a
cyst but too small to accurately characterize.
Comparison: None.

Findings: Negative liver, spleen, pancreas and adrenal glands.
***side hurts and hurts when urinating***

Lumbar puncture and all mri and ct brain normal except Minimal left maxillary sinus mucosal thickening.

Total and complete workup following h1n1 pneumonia and one week intubation.

Still feel terrible. Suggestions?

Post edited to remove name of specific hospital and physician. by Liz The Spine-Health Moderator Team


  • Help would surely be appreciated.
  • RTgirl2011RRTgirl2011 Posts: 512
    edited 03/06/2014 - 4:43 AM
    No one here on the forum can give you medical advice cause we are not qualified to do so. Its against forum rules.
    Discectomies 05/08 and 04/11, fusions L4-5 Feb 9,2012 and L3-L4 June 28,2012, Staph infection washout 3/2/2012, Bulged L5-S1. SCS trial on January 17th, 2014, which was a success! Permanent SCS on February 20th.
  • I assume that the cardiologist and the hospital suggested that you consult with other doctors? If not, I would encourage you to follow up with a board certified spine surgeon to see what he feels might be areas of concern from your MRIs......Make sure to take the reports and the studies ( cd's ) with you to the appointment.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,833
    edited 03/07/2014 - 10:46 AM
    No one here is a medical professional, so we can not give out any advice or analysis of any diagnostic test

    Yanks I do have a question.for you You made the first post on Thursday 03/06 at 2:10am, then made a post looking for help one minute after you made your thread. Then 2 minutes after that, you posted again looking for help. How fast did you want someone to respond? I seriously doubt any one individual could have read your initial thread, thought about, tried to compose a reply faster than you made 3!

    Remember, you are 1 of over 25,000 members here. Responses dont come instantaneously. You need to have some patience. People will respond. But remember, not with any medical advice. That can come only from your doctor(s)

    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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