Mount Ararat (Rorschach radiology)

Case contributed by Dr Narek Matinyan

Patient Data

Gender: Female

There are two herniations in the cervical region, the higher one is smaller than the lower one.  The compressed posterior longitudinal ligament and the spinal cord provide the ideal shape of the Biblical Mount Ararat, where Noah's Ark landed after the World Flood. The linear shaped cerebrospinal fluid between the posterior longitudinal ligament and the spinal cord also remind us of the snow which is always seen on the top of Mount Ararat.


Mount Ararat! Photo taken by Narek Matinyan.

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Case information

rID: 52696
Published: 28th Apr 2017
Last edited: 1st May 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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