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Dear Dr Russell.
Could you please tell me on the CT image i have attached is there a defect hole in the sacrum, it has a red circle around it ?
Could this hole in sacrum cause me nerve problems in this area?
Thank you

This is really not mr area of expertise. A spine surgeon would be far more likely to be able to provide relevant and accurate information.
I would say in my. Non expert opinion this would be a highly probable cause of nerve problems but I could not exclude this defect with 100% certainty as a cause.
I do know that radiological findings don't correlate very well with actual symptoms. Some people have a normal MRI despite having symptoms while others have an abnormal MRI even though they aren't experiencing symptoms.
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Any question dealing with general anesthesia issues. With particular emphasis on regional anesthesia.


I am a board certified anesthesiologist, graduated from residency in 2004 from Johns Hopkins Hospital. I have since worked as an anesthesiologist first in the Air Force for three years and then most recently in Texas in Private Practice.

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BS, BYU MD, U of Texas, Galveston Intern-St. Joe's Hospital, Phx, AZ Internal Medicine Residency-Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

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