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 edema. No blooming to suggest hemorrhage. 

Case Discussion

The patient was taken to theater 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: 14th Aug 2019
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