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Focal central disc herniation with annular tear impinging upon anterior thecal sac resulting in mild central canal stenosis. Meaning?

i am a 30 y/o female. i had a MRI done and it says: T10-T11 focal central disc herniation with an associated posterior annular tear that impinges upon the anterior thecal sac which extends up to the ventral cord surfaces resulting in mild central canal stenosis. the findings can only be seen in the sagittal images.... all i know is that means that i have a thoracic herniated disc. can you please tell me what the rest of that means in english? i pretty much dont understand anything after the word herniation... any help would be appreciated
Asked On : Mon, 8 Jul 2013
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Hi, due to herniation of the disc at T 10, and T 11, there is decrease in the volume of the canal of the vertibral column, it is appearent in sagital section means in only one direction, not all around.
For lay people it is all makes the same, the meaning is there is narrowing and pressure on the cord. Thank you.
Answered: Mon, 8 Jul 2013
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