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    Old 07-01-2019, 02:47 PM   #1
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    MRI what oes this mean?

    These are the results of my MRI. I cant see a physician for sometime. I had an MRI due to leg pain both legs at times. The pain starred year ago maybe more after my last back surgery in 2015

    seen posterior to L4-5, L5-S1 level. No focal fluid collection is
    identified. 7 mm T2 hyperintensity is noted in the right kidney
    midportion, likely a cyst.
    On axial images, at T12-L1 level, there is no disc disease.
    At L1-L2 level, there is no disc bulge.
    At L2-L3 level, there is no disc disease.
    At L3-L4 level, there is 4 mm diffuse disc osteophyte complex, mild
    bilateral facet disease. There is mild central canal stenosis with no
    neuroforaminal narrowing. Previously noted synovial cyst is no longer
    seen.
    At L4-L5 level, there is no central canal stenosis. Hardware artifact is
    again noted. There is no definite evidence of neuroforaminal narrowing.
    At L5-S1 level, hardware artifact is again demonstrated which obscures
    neuroforamina. There is no central canal stenosis.


    IMPRESSION:
    1. Redemonstration of fusion at L4-5, L5-S1 level with hardware in place
    2. 4 mm disc osteophyte complex at L3-4 level causing mild central canal
    stenosis without neuroforaminal narrowing.

     
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    Old 07-13-2019, 08:23 PM   #2
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    Re: MRI what oes this mean?

    I dont think there are any new issues that would be causing this....you do have what seems to be a cyst on the right kidney.. I am 5 years post L4L5 fusion with cage an I do have leg pain on ocaisson still..

     
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    Re: MRI what oes this mean?

    It is unusual to have leg pain on both sides (in both legs) from a lumbar spine issue. Usually if it is a herniated disc, enlarged facet joint, neuroforaminal stenosis, etc., it presses on or compresses a nerve on left or right side. The exception to this is when there is an instability in a spinal segment or a spondylolisthesis.

    Did you have a flexion/extension xray? This is the most efficient way to check for a spondylolisthesis.

     
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