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I know that this website isn't supposed to interpret MRI results, but I had a laminotomy on August 15th and just got an MRI to check for reherniation and I need help seeing if this means I have reherniated or not, and what all of this means. Please please help. 


There is post surgical change with prior right laminotomy. There is a small amount of fluid and edema in the posterior soft tissues centered right of midline which is in keeping with the recent surgery. The disc disease with disc desiccation, moderate disc budge, and moderate broad-based posterior disc protection. Mild central stenosis. Disc protrusion approaches the the traversing L5 nerve roots. There is mild to moderate right foramina stenosis. There is minimal left foraminal narrowing. 



  • jadehdjjadehd CaliforniaPosts: 20
    protrusion...not "protection"
    Moderate broad-based posterior disc PROTRUSION. 
  • Bruce EitmanBruce Eitman Akron, OH, USAPosts: 1,510

    You are correct, we are not allowed to ask for are reply with test interpretation - including MRIs.

    With your MRI results, you should be able to get an appointment with your surgeon to review the images and determine what they mean for you.


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