Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 22, Issue 5, pp 382–383 | Cite as

MRI of sequela of transverse myelitis

  • W. C. Chen
  • S. K. Lee
  • Y. J. Ho
  • K. R. Lee
  • S. C. Mak
  • C. S. Chi
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Abstract

A 4-year-old boy developed acute paraplegia, associated with sensory impairement and bowel and urinary dysfunction after an URI. MRI showed diffuse hyperintensity in T2WI in the spinal cord below the T6 level. Acute transverse myelitis was diagnosed based on the clinical presentations and MRI findings. The patient had poor recovery and two months later, a follow-up MRI disclosed a severe diffuse atrophic change of the spinal cord in the affected segment.

Keywords

Public Health Spinal Cord Paraplegia Myelitis Sensory Impairement 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. C. Chen
    • 1
  • S. K. Lee
    • 1
  • Y. J. Ho
    • 1
  • K. R. Lee
    • 2
  • S. C. Mak
    • 3
  • C. S. Chi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyTaichung Veterans General HospitalTaichungTaiwan, ROC
  2. 2.Institute of Life ScienceNational Tsing-Hua UniversityHsin-ChuTaiwan, ROC
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsTaichung Veterans General HospitalTaichungTaiwan, ROC

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