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Degenerative Disc Disease, Terminology

Smirniotopoulos, M.D. JGSM - MedPix (2001)

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Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Desiccation - loss of disc water Bulging disc - a symmetric increase in the concentric diameter Protrusion - a focal spread of the disc, but < 3 mm beyond the edge of the vertebral bone margin Herniation - a focal extension of the disc > 3 mm beyond the vertebrae Extruded disk - the nucleus pulposus has leaked through the annulus fibrosis and into the epidural space Free fragment - the disc material is separated from the offending disc From the ASNR: http://www.asnr.org/spine_nomenclature/recommendations.asp Low Back Pain and ACR Appropriateness Criteria (Jamshid Tehranzadeh, M.D.): http://www.ucihs.uci.edu/radiosci/lbp.html Spine MR (GCM Radiology): http://www.gcmradiology.com/mrspine.html

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Degenerative Disc Disease, Terminology

Smirniotopoulos, M.D. JGSM - MedPix (2001)

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View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Topic

Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Desiccation - loss of disc water Bulging disc - a symmetric increase in the concentric diameter Protrusion - a focal spread of the disc, but < 3 mm beyond the edge of the vertebral bone margin Herniation - a focal extension of the disc > 3 mm beyond the vertebrae Extruded disk - the nucleus pulposus has leaked through the annulus fibrosis and into the epidural space Free fragment - the disc material is separated from the offending disc From the ASNR: http://www.asnr.org/spine_nomenclature/recommendations.asp Low Back Pain and ACR Appropriateness Criteria (Jamshid Tehranzadeh, M.D.): http://www.ucihs.uci.edu/radiosci/lbp.html Spine MR (GCM Radiology): http://www.gcmradiology.com/mrspine.html

No MeSH data available.