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Magnetic resonance and CT imaging of diastematomyelia

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The clinical, MRI and CT features of diastematomyelia with an uncommon clinical course are reported. Possible pathogenetic aspects in the late onset of symptoms are discussed implying vascular factors. MRI provides direct visualization of the split cord and low conus, confirming that frontal images are preferable.

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Hüser, P., Schroth, G. & Peterse, D. Magnetic resonance and CT imaging of diastematomyelia. Eur Arch Psychiatr Neurol Sci 235, 107–109 (1985).

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Key words

  • Diastematomyelia
  • Late onset
  • Pathogenesis
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • CT