Figure 1 | Spinal Cord

Figure 1

From: Magnetic resonance imaging in acute cervical spinal cord injury: a correlative study on spinal cord changes and 1 month motor recovery

Figure 1

A 25-year-old man, who was the victim of motor vehicle accident, presented with weakness in the upper and lower limbs. He had ASIA Grade D on admission, which improved to Grade E on follow-up after 1 month. A T2WI showing uniform hyperintense intramedullary signal with extent as depicted by the arrows. The T1WI (data not shown) showed isointense cord suggestive of spinal cord edema. The rostral limit of the edema is seen at the level of the C3–C4 intervertebral disc (labeled as C3.3). The caudal limit of the edema is seen at the level of the lower segment of the C6 vertebral body (labeled as C6.2) yielding a total length of eight segments.

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