Diastematomyelia - cervical spine

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard
  • Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

The cord is split with a fibrous/bony bar passing obliquely from front to back through the defect. Features are characteristic of diastematomyelia of the cervical cord. 

This patient has had numerous operations on their cervical spine. Some of the fusion may, therefore, be postoperative, although the notes refer to Klippel Fiel syndrome, thus some or all are presumably congenital.

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