Acute transverse myelitis

Case contributed by Dr Vinay Shah

Presentation

Acute paraparEsis.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male
MRI

long segment hyper intense signal seen on the T2w , STIR images in the spinal cord from D1 to D7 vertebral segments, which shows hypointense on the T1w images. It involves more than 2/3rd circumference of spinal cord. Mild expansion of the spinal cord seen at these levels. No evidence of enhancement seen on the post contrast images.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of transverse myelitis. 

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Case information

rID: 19741
Published: 8th Oct 2012
Last edited: 31st Dec 2018
Tag: spine
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