As of the latest update, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge have made a breaking change to how file uploads are handled. Once your system installs this update, you will not be able to upload new images. Please use another browser until we can get it fixed.


Myelitis, is a collective term simply referring to any inflammation of the spinal cord. It is a form of myelopathy.

The two major sub types include:

  1. leukomyelitis
    1. multiple sclerosis
    2. ADEM
  2. transverse myelitis
    1. ideopathic transverse myelitis
    2. secondary transverse myelitis: viral, neurosyphilis 2, autoimmune, post vaccination etc.

Other conditions often discussed in this group due to similar imaging include:

Infections of the central nervous system
Share article

Article information

rID: 1707
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Myelitis - general

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Cases and figures

  • Case 1: transverse myelitis
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 2: transverse myelitis
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 3: post radiation myelitis
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.

     Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

     Thank you for updating your details.