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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What does disc herniation at C5-C6, ventral cord effacement, right foraminal narrowing mean?

MRI reads 1. Broad based shallow right sided disc herniation at c5-c6 results in some mild ventral cord effacement slightly more on the right. Slight right foraminal narrowin. 2. Shallow ventral impression on the anterior subarchnoid space can be seen at C3-4 and C4-5. What does this mean
Mon, 10 Nov 2014
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Hi and thanks for using HCM.
MRI repot means that there is herniated disc disease of your cervical column and it is in first stages. There is a slight degree of your spinal medula. However treatment treatment should be leaded from your clinical neurologic findings in correlation with MRI findings. Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions.
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