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Old 05-11-2010, 09:09 AM   #1
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Need help reading Cervical MRI - Mild central stenosis

My physician ordered a cervical MRI after I complained about tingling & numbness in my hands and feet. Since then, the tingling has progressed to my arms & legs; and left side of face. I can't get an appt. with a neurologist until June 9. Please help interpreting MRI results, and preparing questions for neurologist. Subset of results include -

C2-3: Right facet is hypertrophied, has increased fluid in the joint, and bone edema. No visible fracture, but CT is more reliable. This and unconvertebral spurring cause moderate right foraminal narrowing.

C3-4: Narrowing of foraminal entry zones is mild on the left and mild to moderate on the right by uncovertebral spurs. No central stenosis.

C5-6: Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing by uncovertebral spurs, facet hypertrophy, and disk space narrowing. Mild central stenosis by slight retrolisthesis, osteophytosis, and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy. The thecal sac is less than 1 cm.

T1-3 have chronic endplate defects with mild height loss. T3 right transverse process has T1-bright signal consistent with far or hemangioma.

Thanks for any help.

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