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Diastematomyelia - cervical spine

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

MRI demonstrates a split cord 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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Case information

rID: 5469
Published: 26th Jan 2009
Last edited: 12th Jan 2020
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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