Subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Paraesthesia of both upper extremities.

Patient Data

Age: 26
Gender: Male

T2 hyperintense signal mainly affecting the dorsal columns and extending from the cervical into the thoracic cord. No mass effect. No contrast enhancement.

Case Discussion

Intrinsic factor deficiency was diagnosed and the patient was put on vitamin B12 replacement therapy.

Main differential diagnoses

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Case Information

rID: 23737
Case created: 5th Jul 2013
Last edited: 28th Sep 2016
Tag: spine
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