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can anyone explain the following to me wSat is signal mean

there is moderate anterior compression deformity localizing to the T12 level.bulging discs are noted at several levels there is linier T2 several increase compression fractures at the T12 L1
there is linear T2 signal increase noted originating slightly cephalad relative to the T5 area and most prominent here but extending distally throughout the length of the canal. this measures 3mm in size maximally at the T5 level and less so within the caudal portions of the spinal cord this is felt to represent prominent central canal versus syrinx formation Scoliosis with pronounced degenerative disc disease and osteoarthrithritis. compression fractures at the T12 and L1
there is moderate midlumbar scolisiosis which is convex to the left side Marked is based narrowing is present at the L1-to come L2-L3 and L3-L4 l1-to come L2-3,l3-l4 AND L5-S1 moderate anterior wedge deformity of the T12 appears chronic. Osteophytes are located through the lumbar spine with disc desiccation
bilateral laminectomy defects from prior surgery, there is marked laminectomy change involving the posterior elements on the side Menial asymmetric left-sided posterior vertebral osteophyte is present There is asymmetric signal within the left lateral spinal canal which abuts the thecal sac and is most likely related to scar.Diffuse anterior osteophyte is present with no definite disc herniation The L5-S1 neural foramen is narrowed.

What does all this mean ? signal etc. and why would my doctor mention CANCER in my back ????? Please help me deceiver this mumbo jumbo..
THANK YOU
SUNSHINE51 comfused...... sunny .......:
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replied July 26th, 2008
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Re: MRI >>>> EXPLAINATION OF TERMS DESPERATELY NEEDE
sunshine51 wrote:
can anyone explain the following to me wSat is signal mean

there is moderate anterior compression deformity localizing to the T12 level.bulging discs are noted at several levels there is linier T2 several increase compression fractures at the T12 L1
there is linear T2 signal increase noted originating slightly cephalad relative to the T5 area and most prominent here but extending distally throughout the length of the canal. this measures 3mm in size maximally at the T5 level and less so within the caudal portions of the spinal cord this is felt to represent prominent central canal versus syrinx formation Scoliosis with pronounced degenerative disc disease and osteoarthrithritis. compression fractures at the T12 and L1
there is moderate midlumbar scolisiosis which is convex to the left side Marked is based narrowing is present at the L1-to come L2-L3 and L3-L4 l1-to come L2-3,l3-l4 AND L5-S1 moderate anterior wedge deformity of the T12 appears chronic. Osteophytes are located through the lumbar spine with disc desiccation
bilateral laminectomy defects from prior surgery, there is marked laminectomy change involving the posterior elements on the side Menial asymmetric left-sided posterior vertebral osteophyte is present There is asymmetric signal within the left lateral spinal canal which abuts the thecal sac and is most likely related to scar.Diffuse anterior osteophyte is present with no definite disc herniation The L5-S1 neural foramen is narrowed.

What does all this mean ? signal etc. and why would my doctor mention CANCER in my back ????? Please help me deceiver this mumbo jumbo..
THANK YOU
SUNSHINE51 comfused...... sunny .......:


Sunshine51,
So sorry you are going through a difficult time understanding your MRI reading, BUT, you are asking questions that need to be asked to your spinal surgeon, not members on a forum.

MRI pics need to be read and interpreted by specialists trained to do just that.

I doubt that any of us are able to fully understand what the reading is on your MRI, I sure can't.

If you are not already seeing a specialist that deals only in spines, I would suggest that you make arrangements to do so with either an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spines only or a neurosurgeon who specializes in spines only
If you already are seeing a specialist for your spinal issues, then you need to return to this doctor and go over ever little bit of your MRI readings with him/her and get all your answers that way.

Good luck and let us know what all of it means.

Fran
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replied July 27th, 2008
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Hello Sunshine,

I TOTALLY AGREE with all the SUPERB advice you have received from Fran!!! Listen and "hear" the advice and wisdom she has given to you.

YOUR spinal surgeon is the person to answer your questions about your MRI, not anyone on this forum. And in my opinion it is a very good idea to get a second "read" regarding your MRIs from another well respected spinal surgeon.

Fran - RIGHT ON!!

RichT
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