bulging discmedical dictionary

<radiology> Broad-based disc extension outward in all directions with intact but weakened annulus fibrosus and posterior longitudinal ligament, age: greater than40 y.o (common finding), location: lumbar, cervical findings: concave anterior margin of thecal sac, nucleus pulposa hypointense on T1 and hyperintense on T2 (water loss through degeneration) see: degenerative disc disease

(12 Dec 1998)