Diastematomyelia

Case contributed by Dr Rahmoun Fateh

Presentation

Incidental findings on an abdominal CT-scan. The patient had no neurological symptoms.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

Abdominal CT of the abdomen without IV contrast shows, incidentally, an enlarged spinal canal with a bone bridge that separates the canal. Hence, there is two distinct compartments and diastematomyelia. There is dehiscence of the posterior vertebral arch and synostosis of adjacent vertebrae.

Fusion of adjacent laminae is virtually pathognomonic for diastematomyelia.

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Case Information

rID: 18703
Case created: 18th Jul 2012
Last edited: 22nd Oct 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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