Diastematomyelia

Case contributed by Dr Aneesh km

Patient Data

Age: 7 year
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

The lower thoracolumbar spine cord is split into two hemicords by a bony septum at the level of upper L1 vertebra. Each hemicord is surrounded by a separate hemisac. Cord reunites below the bony septum level.
Fusion and segmentation anomalies like hemivertebra, butterfly vertebra and bars vertebra noted from T9 level to L2 level.

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Case Information

rID: 17658
Case created: 2nd May 2012
Last edited: 3rd Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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