Traumatic spinal cord contusion

Case contributed by Dr Mostafa El-Feky


Fall on the head while jumping into the sea from a height for the past week, presented with paraplegia.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Cervical spine

Focal high T2 signal is noted at the dorsal spinal cord at the level of mid-body of C3. It shows isointense signal on T1 and high signal on T2, reflecting focal spinal cord edema.

Case Discussion

Focal spinal cord edema opposite the C3 mid-body level suggestive of mild spinal cord contusion.

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Case information

rID: 70181
Published: 11th Aug 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Trauma, Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Dar El Ashaa Center

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