Cervical canal stenosis

Case contributed by Dr Yi-Jin Kuok

Presentation

Long tract signs.

Patient Data

Age: 48
Gender: Male
MRI

Canal stenosis worse at C3/4 due to posterior osteophyte disc complex. Associated spinal cord oedema at C3/4 extending inferiorly two segments.

Anterolisthesis of C4 with respect to C5 on flexion secondary to degenerative facet joints. This likely contributes to canal stenosis at C4/5

Case Discussion

On MRI imaging alone it is difficult to appreciate the facet joint instability at C4/5. This case demonstrates the value of functional imaging.

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Case information

rID: 18348
Case created: 2nd Jul 2012
Last edited: 25th Mar 2017
Tag: spine
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