EURORAD ESR

Case 16068

Degeneration of the cord related to b12 deficiency

Author(s)
EVANGELIA PAPADAKI, ELENI SOULOUNIA, NIKOLAOS GLENTIS, ELENI TSIOMPANOU

General Hospital of Rhodes , Radiology Department; Agioi Apostoloi 85100 Rhodes, Greece; Email:evapapadak@yahoo.gr
 
Patient
female, 73 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Sagital STIR sequence (lumbar spine)

    Old fracture of L1 first lumbar vertebra depicted with no oedema on STIR sequence and without central canal stenosis. Nevertheless there was high signal in the dorsal segment of conus medullaris.

     
    Area of Interest: Neuroradiology spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Oedema;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Sagital and axial T2 sequence (conus medullaris)

    Sagital and axial T2-W images showing high signal in the dorsal segment of the upper part of conus medullaris (light blue arrows)

     
    Area of Interest: Spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Oedema;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Sagittal STIR sequence (thoracic spine)

    A sagittal STIR image showing an abnormal signal along the posterior columns of the spinal cord along the thoracic spine.

     
    Area of Interest: Neuroradiology spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Oedema;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Sagittal T2 sequence (thoracic spine)

    A sagittal T2 image showing an abnormal signal along the posterior part of the spinal cord along the thoracic region

     
    Area of Interest: Neuroradiology spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Oedema;
     
     
  • Figure 5
    Axial T2 sequence (thoracic spine)

    Axial T2-weighted MR image of the thoracic spinal cord An axial T2-W image showing an abnormal signal in the posterior columns of the cord bilaterally

     
    Area of Interest: Neuroradiology spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Oedema;
     
     
  • Figure 6
    Computed tomography upper abdomen

    Axial image depicts wall thickening in the pyloric antrum of stomach (red arrows)

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Neoplasia;
     
     
Old fracture of L1 first lumbar vertebra depicted with no oedema on STIR sequence and without central canal stenosis. Nevertheless there was high signal in the dorsal segment of conus medullaris.
 
Sagital and axial T2-W images showing high signal in the dorsal segment of the upper part of conus medullaris (light blue arrows)
 
A sagittal STIR image showing an abnormal signal along the posterior columns of the spinal cord along the thoracic spine.
 
A sagittal T2 image showing an abnormal signal along the posterior part of the spinal cord along the thoracic region
 
Axial T2-weighted MR image of the thoracic spinal cord An axial T2-W image showing an abnormal signal in the posterior columns of the cord bilaterally
 
Axial image depicts wall thickening in the pyloric antrum of stomach (red arrows)
 
 
 
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