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Title: Implications of focal spinal cord lesions following trauma: evaluation with magnetic resonance imaging.
Authors: Silberstein, M;Hennessy, O F
Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.
Issue Date: 1-Mar-1993
Citation: Paraplegia; 31(3): 160-7
Abstract: In a series of 15 patients who underwent early and follow up magnetic resonance imaging following spinal cord injury, those with focal spinal cord abnormalities such as cord contusion or haematoma had worse neurological outcomes, and most developed spinal cord cysts, showing as well-defined areas of CSF intensity within the cord on T1 weighted images. Patients with cord oedema initially, had better outcomes, with the development of residual areas of myelomalacia. These observations suggest that patients with focal initial spinal cord abnormalities may have an increased risk of developing posttraumatic spinal cord cysts, which may be associated with the development of delayed neurological deterioration.
Internal ID Number: 8479781
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/13381
DOI: 10.1038/sc.1993.31
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8479781
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Atrophy.pathology
Child
Contusions.pathology
Cysts.etiology
Edema.pathology
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Hematoma.pathology
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Male
Middle Aged
Spinal Cord Diseases.etiology
Spinal Cord Injuries.complications.pathology
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