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MRI Lumbar Spine Findings - What does it tell me?

I will have to wait another two weeks until I am seen by a neurosurgeon to understand the results. At present, I am in pain constantly and the pain now is worse than before the prior two surgeries I have had. Could someone explain the findings?


History: Low back pain radiating to bilateral legs. Patient has had 2 prior back surgeries.

Technique: GE 1.5 Tesla unit utilized. Sagittal and axial images were obtained of the lumbar spine utilizing T1 and T2 weighted sequences. T1 post contrast sequences obtained in the sagittal an axial planes. Patient give 20cc magnevist for the contrast portion.

Findings: Since prior noncontrast MRI lumbar spine 6/20/13 patient has had left laminectomy L4-L5 segment. Previously noted large posterior disc herniation no longer present. Mild enhancing granulation tissue noted in the anterior epidural space causing mild effacement anterior thecal sac.

No significant change minimal posterior disc bulge and fissure posterior central annulus fibrosis L3-L4. No significant change spondylosis seen at the L3-L4 and L4-L5. No change mild to moderate bilateral facet arthosis L5-S1, right side more affected. No change mild bilateral facet arthosis L3-L4. Vertebral body height, alignmanet and marrow signal unremarkable. Conus normal in location and signal. Paravertebral soft tissues unremarkable.



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