T7/T8 disc protrusion

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Back pain, non specified.

Patient Data

Age: 56
Gender: Male

MRI Thoracic spine (selected images)

Modality: MRI

There is a posterior disc protrusion in the midline compressing the dural sac and the spinal cord. A small bright dot corresponds to a focal rupture of the annulus fibrosus. No spinal cord signal abnormalities are seen.

Case Discussion

This case illustrates a disc protrusion on T7/T8 level. A protrusion is distinguished from a disc bulge in that it involves less than 25% of the circumference of the disc.

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Case Information

rID: 39466
Case created: 5th Sep 2015
Last edited: 5th Sep 2015
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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