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Idiopathic thoracic spinal cord herniation

Contributed by Jonathan Mancao

Findings are suspicious for thoracic spinal cord herniation with ventral displacement/deformation of the cord through a potential anterior dural defect. Spinal cord herniations more commonly occur in females than in males (3:2), and Brown-Sequard syndrome is a classic presentation. This patient was referred to neurosurgery for further management. Differential diagnosis…

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