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Identifying A Bilateral Foraminal Stenosis

12/22/2008

Question:

What does loss of normal disc signal mean on the report? Also what is bilateral foraminal stenosis?

Answer:

It means that the disc is becoming dry, or in other words, degenerated (getting old). The stenosis means that there is not much room for the nerve to move around.

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Response by:

Hammam  Akbik, MD, FIPP Hammam Akbik, MD, FIPP
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati