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Lumbar spinal stenosis (midline sagittal MRI)

This view emphasizes the multiple levels involved and the contribution of posterior element hypertrophy to central spinal stenosis. At L4-5, a modest bulge of the disc almost obliterates the already-narrowed spinal canal. (Contributed by Dr. Sherman Stein.)

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  • Acromegaly
  • Degenerative spine disease
  • Lumbar disc herniation
  • Paget disease
  • Radiculopathy