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Neuroradiology

, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp 115–117 | Cite as

Subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord with involvement of the anterior columns: a new MRI finding

  • A. H. Karantanas
  • A. Markonis
  • G. Bisbiyiannis
DIAGNOSTIC NEURORADIOLOGY

Abstract

We present a case of vitamin B12 deficiency and subacute combined degeneration in a patient with a gastrectomy. MRI showed high-signal lesions on T2-weighted images in both the posterior and anterior columns, associated with minor thoracic spinal cord expansion. The patient was treated with B12 supplements and clinical improvement was associated with reduction of the size of the lesions on MRI.

Key words Degeneration, subacute combined Spinal cord Magnetic resonance imaging 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. H. Karantanas
    • 1
  • A. Markonis
    • 1
  • G. Bisbiyiannis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CT-MRI, Larissa General Hospital, Larissa, Greece Fax: + 30-41-53 51 50GR
  2. 2.Department of Neurology, Larissa General Hospital, Larissa, GreeceGR

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