Maxine Posted August 13, 2007 Report Share Posted August 13, 2007 Hi---me again........ I picked up my MRI report. It doesn't seem all that bad, but then again the surgeon almost always has thier own opinion, and it's always different from the report from the radiologist most of the time------for me anyway.When I called the surgeons office last week the orthopedic surgeon was out of town, but the MRI was shown to another surgeon, and he said there were four separate issues, and she said I need to make an appointment to discuss this in person with the surgeon. Appointment is on the 23rd this month. The orthopedic surgeon said I have instability of the cervical/cranial junction based on the pannus growth formation on the odontoid bone, and that this growth is getting larger comparing MRIs from 2004 to 2006. No instability was mentioned in this MRI report, but it wasn't on any of my reports before. Two surgeons have said it's there, and another one has appreciated the pannus growth, but didn't feel it was anything to worry about.This report from July 30th shows several buldging disks/herniated disks at c 3-4, c 4-5, c 7-t 1, t 1-2. t 2-3, L5/s1, congenital cervical stenosis throughout cervical spine, abnormal signal intensity within the L3 vertebral body, showing an osseous hemangioma.I know I have problems at the cervical/cranial junction, but hopefully the surgeon will say the pannus growth on the odontoid bone has not spread. That area slips a lot, and it's hard to see this on an MRI------the surgeon told me that it will probably not be reflected on the report. The pannus growth is usually a red flag that something in that area is not normal. All I know is the stabbing pains I get at the base of my skull aren't any fun.Maxine :0) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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