Annular fissure due to degenerative disc disease

Case contributed by Dr Balint Botz



Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

L4 and L5 discs show flattening and signal loss due to dehydration. The L5 disc shows an about 3 mm bulge with central thin T2 hyperintense streak indicating an annular fissure. 

Case Discussion

Findings are altogether suggestive of annular fissure, which can be symptomatic. 

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