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MRI said diffuse disc bulge with posterior central propensity. Explain

MRI 2009 L4-5 diffuse disc bulge with posterior central propensity and facetal hypertropy causing stenosis of the central spinal canal and narrowing of bilateral neural foramina 2011 laminectomy surgery in L4-5 MRI 2012 L4-5 diffuse disc bulge with facet hypertropy causing effancement of the anterior epidural fat and moderate narrowing of bilateral neural foramina what is the difference
Asked On : Sat, 25 Aug 2012
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Hello and thanks for posting your query on HCM
I can understand from your history that you are having a relapse of disc bulging at the place where you last had in 2009.
There is not much difference between the two protrusions
The current disc protrusion is in anterior direction which is involving the anterior epidural fat and similar narrowing of foramina through which spinal nertves are sprouting out from the spinal cord. You had the similar narrowing in 2009.

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Answered: Tue, 28 Aug 2012
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