Table 2 MRI characteristics of spinal cord lesions in acute transverse myelitis

From: Diagnostic workup of patients with acute transverse myelitis: spectrum of clinical presentation, neuroimaging and laboratory findings

Lesion characteristics ASIA Impairment Scale Total
  A B C D  
MRI findings      
MRI with detectable spinal cord lesion (%) 1/1 (100) 2/3 (66.7) 54/59 (91.5) 57/63 (90.4)
Presence of Gd-enhanced lesions 0/1 1/2 (50) 34/53 (64.2) 35/56 (62.5)
Number of lesions      
Single lesion 1/2 (50) 28/54 (51.9) 29/57 (50.9)
Two lesions 1/2 (50) 13/54 (24.1) 14/57 (24.6)
Multiple lesions (3) 1 (100)   13/54 (24.1) 14/57 (24.6)
Localization      
Cervical 2/2 (100) 25/54 (44.4) 27/57 (47.3)
Thoracal 1/1 (100)   13/54 (24.1) 14/57 (24.6)
Cervical and thoracal 16/54 (29.6) 16/57 (28.1)
  1. Abbreviations: ASIA, American Spinal Injury Association; Gd, gadolinium; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging.