Long segment T2 hyperintensity in dorsal cord - anterior cord syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Rajarajan

Presentation

An elderly female presented with complaints of quadriplegia. Patient had acute onset.

Patient Data

Age: 62
Gender: Female

MRI of the whole spine revealed long segment T2 hyper-intensity extending from T1 - T7 level. The hyperintense foci is seen only in the anterior spinal cord. There is also evidence of another T2 hyperintense foci in anterior medulla. The findings are consistent with ischemic changes in the territory of the anterior spinal artery.

Case Discussion

The patient is an elderly female who showed ischemic changes in the anterior spinal artery territory.

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Case Information

rID: 46335
Case created: 1st Jul 2016
Last edited: 7th Jul 2016
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