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Old 06-28-2005, 08:51 AM
David David is offline
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For anyone who is interested, here are my reports (thanks for the suggestions for going directly to radiology / medical records at the hospital to get them):

[I will get them scanned and on my website later today]

#1: Fluoro Only. No report.

#2: Information 722.1, herniated nucleus pulposus. Low back pain. Diskogram. Lumbar spine. Two views.

I have two spot views obtained with portable unit in the operating room. It disclosed the patient to be status post contrast material injection at the L3-L4, L4-L5, and L5-S1 disk spaces. Further evaluation of the disk spaces will be performed with CT or fluoroscopy time. Clinical service required fluoroscopy time to perform the above mentioned procedures and manipulations.

#3: CT lumbar spine. Clinical History: Chronic back pain.

Findings: The examination was performed following a diskogram. Contrast has been injected into the L3-L4, L4-L5, and L5-S1 disks.

L3-L4: Unremarkable.
L4-L5: There is extravasation of contrast into the anterior epidural space through a defect in the posterior mid-annulus.
L5-S1: Contrast protrudes through a defect in the posterior mid-annulus.

Impression: Small central disk herniations at both L4-L5 and L5-S1.

*sigh*. Livin' the life!

47 years old
Surgery: 14-NOV-2006; Straubing, Germany (Dr. B.)
L4-S1: Prodisc
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