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c.t. scan lumbar spine

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,321
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:37 AM in Spinal Stenosis
I am new at this and not good at computer.Can someone decipher this long c.t. report please.I apologize for length.
mild scoliosis is presentconvex to left. Subchondral cysts at L4/L5 endplates.
L2/L3 mild circumfrentialdisk bulge.no significantforaminal narrowing or spinal stenosis.
L3/L4mild to moderate circumfrential disk bulge with ligamentum flavum and mild facet hypertrophy. there is mild to moderateforaminal narrowing and spinal canal stenosis
L4/L5 mild circumfrential disc bulge with ligamentum flavum and mild facet hypertrophy. there is narrowing of the right aspect of the disc with endplate sclerosis and subchondral cyst formation.mild bilateral foraminal narrowing. no significant spinal canal narrowing.
L5/S1mild circumfrential disc bulge. mild bilateral foraminal narrowing
Impression:degenerative changes of the spine as described above with spinal canal stenosis most significant at L3/L4.
Thank you Can't have MRI because of defribrillator


  • Unfortunately we don't have professionals in the forum that can interpret your CT scan. It is best to discuss this with your doctor. We only share experiences and support here. Have you seen a spinal specialist? Are you having leg symptoms and difficulty walking?

    Best wishes to you,

  • I hope you;re following up with a Neurossurgeon to help you understand these terms. There's a lot of info here in the spine information section and you can look up some of the terms in the blue box above. Another site for info which was useful for me was www.chirogeek.com. I hope you keep us posted on your treatment and how that works for you. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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