Severe cervical canal stenosis with cord compression

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Six weeks of left arm paraesthesia.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

Left paracentral C5/6 disc extrusion. Severe central canal stenosis with obliteration of anterior and posterior CSF spaces and distortion of the cord. High T2 signal within cord suggestive of oedema. No blooming to suggest haemorrhage. 

Case Discussion

The patient was taken to theatre and had an uncomplicated ACDF. Post-operative he reported that the paraesthesia had resolved.

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Case information

rID: 39544
Published: 27th Sep 2015
Last edited: 5th Sep 2017
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