he doctor ordered a CT scan after my fall........
And this is the results. Can you please convey? i have no idea what it means and need to know. The doc won't call until at least Monday. :
Addendum: In addition to epidural scarring and/or recurrent/residual disk
protrusion, the differential diagnosis of the abnormal soft tissue density
filling the right neural foramen and lateral recess at L5-S1 also includes
postoperative fluid collections that she has seroma/hematoma or abscess.
Contrast enhanced MRI would be helpful for further characterization.
1. Status post right laminectomy and diskectomy with pedicle screw fusion
2. Soft tissue density filling the right lateral recess and neural
foramen at L5-S1. This could be due to epidural scarring and/or
recurrent/residual disk protrusion.
3. Minimal disk height loss and minimal annular disk bulge at L4-5
without central spinal stenosis or foraminal stenosis.
4. No fracture or subluxation is evident.
A noncontrast CT of the lumbar spine was obtained and compared with a
radiograph from 02/20/2015. Coronal and sagittal reconstructions were
generated from the axial scan.
DLP 566 mGy x cm.
No fracture or bony destruction is seen. Lumbar alignment is normal.
There has been a previous right laminectomy at L5 with pedicle screw
fusion at L5-S1. There is a bone graft in the L5-S1 disk space.
The pedicle screws and rods appear to be intact.
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Performing Location: HAMPTON DIAGNOSTIC CENTER-RRMC
CT-15-009873 2/25/2015 12:08:03 PM
There is soft tissue density filling the right lateral recess and neural
foramen at L5-S1.
At L4-5 there is slight disk height loss. There is a minimal annular disk
bulge without central spinal stenosis or foraminal stenosis.