Hi is there any wizards that can break this down for me, or have any experience- it may seem very straight forward to some but to me I have no clue! Any help would be great. Technique: T1, T2, stir sagittals, T2 axials. Findings: Thoracic vertebral bodies show normal height and alignment. Small haemangioma in T5 vertebral body, incidental. At T5/6, there is a small right paracentral disc protrusion slightly indenting thecal sac. Otherwise no compressive lesion in thoracic spine. Thoracic cord shows normal signal intensity. Lumbar vertebral bodies and intervertebral discs show normal height and alignment. No significant focal bony abnormality. At L1/2 and L4/5, there is early disc bulges. There is mild facet prominence at L3/4 and L4/5. No neural compression identified. Conclusion: No significant compressive lesion or cord signal change. Technique: Routine sequences Findings: Cervical spine: The canal is capacious. There is straightening of the normal lordosis. There is mild movement artefact. There is a minor disc bulge at C2/3. At C5/6, there is a left paracentral disc osteophyte bar that flattens the left side of the theca and probably compromises the left C6 root, with narrowing of the foramen. There are mild Modic type I reactive changes in the vertebral bodies adjacent to the disc. The other disc segments are unremarkable. Cord signal is normal. There is no cord compression. The craniocervical junction is normal. Brain: The ventricles are normal in shape size and position. There is normal flow void in the major intracranial vessels. There is no significant abnormality of the cerebral grey or white matter, with a few tiny foci of bright signal in the subcortical white matter of both high frontal lobes, of doubtful clinical significance. The brainstem and cerebellum are normal. There is polypoidal mucosal thickening in the left maxillary antrum suggestive of a mucous retention cyst. I note prominent venous channels in the diploic space of the skull vault, particularly over the left hemisphere. This is of uncertain significance but could, I suppose, represent a venous malformation. The finding would be of doubtful clinical significance. Conclusion: Degenerative changes at C5/6 with possible left C6 root compromise. No focal cerebral abnormality.
I’m no specialist, but from what I do know it sounds good news to me - nothing seriously wrong.
It states I note prominent venous channels in the diploic space of the skull vault, particularly over the left hemisphere. This is of uncertain significance but could, I suppose, represent a venous malformation. The finding would be of doubtful clinical significance. This is a sign of ccsvi which has a strong link to ms. I also have ongoin retrobulbar neuritis.
Mmm, interesting. Most of it might as well be in russian.
But there are a few words I recognise.
Sounds like not much to cause worry, but there is some change to disc alignment.
Do you have spinal pain?
I know what a haemangioma is…I have one on my belly…a raised collection of blood vessels…not normally a problem.
Did you get this in the post with no follow up appointment to discuss it?
Thank you for responding. I do have back pain not constantly and pain that radiates around my middle like a mild winding. In a way yes they sent it through but didn’t fully explain, I do have an appointment when restrictions are lifted so trying to understand what is going on with me I guess.