Neuroradiology

, Volume 40, Issue 1, pp 51–53

Cervical spinal cord injury during cerebral angiography with MRI confirmation: case report

  • G. K. Bejjani
  • R. G. Rizkallah
  • F. Tzortidis
  • A. S. Mark
DIAGNOSTIC NEURORADIOLOGY

DOI: 10.1007/s002340050539

Cite this article as:
Bejjani, G., Rizkallah, R., Tzortidis, F. et al. Neuroradiology (1998) 40: 51. doi:10.1007/s002340050539

Abstract

We report the first case of MRI-documented cervical spinal cord injury during cerebral angiography. A 54-year-old woman underwent an angiogram for subarachnoid hemorrhage. Her head was secured in a plastic head-holder. At the end of the procedure, she was found to have a left hemiparesis. MRI revealed high signal in the cervical spinal cord. The etiology may have been mechanical due to patient positioning, or toxic, from contrast medium injection in the vessels feeding the spinal cord, or a combination of both.

Key words Angiography cerebral Spinal cord injury Magnetic resonance imaging \sg 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. K. Bejjani
    • 1
  • R. G. Rizkallah
    • 1
  • F. Tzortidis
    • 1
  • A. S. Mark
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USAUS
  2. 2.Department of Neuroradiology, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, USA US
  3. 3.G. K. Bejjani (♪) 2150 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 7-420, Department of Neurosurgery, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20037, USA Tel. (2 02) 9 94-22 10; fax (2 02) 9 94-99 44; e-mail gbejjani @ gwis2.circ.gwu.eduUS

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