Transverse myelitis

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

T2 hyperintense lesion in the lower thoracic cord with slight mass effect and no corresponding T1 signal abnormality.

Case Discussion

The patient rapidly developed neurological symptoms, which resolved over the course of weeks. Follow up MRI three months later demonstrated significant reduction is the size of the lesion. It is felt to be consistent with transverse myelitis

No T1 abnormalitiy or enhancement.

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Case information

rID: 4786
Published: 16th Oct 2008
Last edited: 12th Nov 2020
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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