Diastematomyelia

Case contributed by Dr Gagandeep Choudhary

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Patient Data

Age: Young child
Gender: Male

MRI spine

Modality: MRI

MRI through the lower spinal cord demonstrates an uneven split from T9 to L1. The dura appears to be a single sac without a dividing septum/spur. Above the split the lower thoracic cord demonstrates hydromyelia. L1 and possibly L2 (incomplete images) appear to have unfused lamina (spina bifida). 

Case Discussion

This case illustrates the less classical type of split cord malformation (type II) in which the dura is single and no bony septum is present. 

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Case Information

rID: 13137
Case created: 5th Mar 2011
Last edited: 12th Apr 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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