This was my first MRI a little over three years ago the set my world spinning. This MRI led to the two level acdf THAT FAILED ... leading to my 3 level Anterior and posterior a little over a year ago. I alot of people post their MRI's with questions or for comparison. I am amazed at how detailed some are .... and how some are not so much - Check this doozy out !!
Date of Exam 06-27-2006
Exam: MRI CERVIAL SPINE W/O
This is a 44-year old male with neck pain for 20 years.
MRI CERVICAL SPINE
Normal brainstem cervical cord junction. Normal Cisterna Magna with no tonsilar ectopia Normal clivus with a normal craniovertebral junction. Normal anterior atlantoaxial articulation.
Normal alignment of the cervical vertebral bodies with no ligamentous instability, marrow edema or compression abnormalities.
C2-3: Normal intervetebral discs with no spondylosis or uncovertebral joint arthrosis. Normal central canal and intervetebral neural foramina at the corresponding levels, with no cord or radicular impingement.
C3-4: There is disc desiccation without of loss of disc height. There is endplate spondylosis and a central disk/osteophyte complex that measures 2 X 3mm (AP X transverse) but this does not contact or deform the cord, Normal central canal and intervertebral neural foramina.
C4-5 There is disc desiccation with minimal loss of disk height and mild endplate spondylosis. There is a 2 mm posterior osteophytic ridge without focal protrusion. There is moderate left uncinate arthrosis, with mild narrowing of the foramen without compression of the exiting nerve root. The central canal remains patient. There is mild intervertebral neural foraminal narrowing
C5-6 There is disc desiccation with near complete loss of the disc and advanced end plate spondylosis. There is a 2 mm posterior osteophytic ridge and there is a left pre-foraminal disc/osteophyte complex that measures 3 X 5 (AP X Transverse) extending into the left neural foramen with narrowing of the foramen and likely impingement of the exiting left C6 nerve root. The central canal remains patient. Patient right intervertebral neural foramen.
C6-7 There is disc desiccation with loss of disc space height and end plate spondylosis.
There is a 2 mm posterior osteophytic ridge and there is bilateral facet and uncinate arthrosis with narrowing of both intervertebral neural foramina, impinging on the exciting bilateral C7 nerve roots. The central canal remains patent.
C7-T1: Normal intervertebral discs with no spondylosis or uncovertebral joint arthrosis. Normal central canal and intervertebral neural foramina at the corresponding levels, with no cord or radicular impingement.
Per Cat scan last week ... I now have Facet Arthopathy at C7-T1 ... Can't wait to get the full report! Oh Boy!