Cervical compressive myelopathy

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi

Presentation

Weakness of the lower limbs

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male
MRI

There a central disc herniation at C5-C6, compressing the adjacent segment of the spinal cord which shows a focal area of increased signal on T2 sequences (myelomalacia and gliosis), indicating spinal cord myelopathy.

 

Case Discussion

MRI features of central disc herniation compressing the spinal cord with signs of compressive myelopathy

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Case information

rID: 71956
Published: 1st Nov 2019
Last edited: 1st Nov 2019
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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