Patterns of spinal cord atrophy by metrizamide CT

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dc.contributor.author Mawad, M.E.
dc.contributor.author Hilal, S.K.
dc.contributor.author Fetell, M.R.
dc.contributor.author Silver, A.J.
dc.contributor.author Ganti, S.R.
dc.contributor.author Sane, P.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-09T09:08:00Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-09T09:08:00Z
dc.date.copyright 1983 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-07-09
dc.identifier.issn 1936-959X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/11012
dc.description.abstract Forty patients with cervical myelopathy underwent high-resolution computed tomography (CT) with intrathecal administration of metrizamide for evaluation of cervical spinal cord atrophy. Thirty of them showed evidence of either focal atrophic distortion or generalized accentuation of the anatomic surface features of the spinal cord. Patients with a Chiari malformation or syringomyelia were excluded. The characteristic features in cervical spondylosis and canal deformity include flattening of the ventral surface of the cord, central infolding, beaking of the lateral funiculi, and wasting of the dorsal surface of the cord. Patients with motor neuron disease showed a combination of anterolateral and posterolateral atrophy reflecting underlying degeneration of the anterior horn cells and/or corticospinal tracts, respectively. Those with monomelic motor neuron disease had a striking ipsilateral hemiatrophy of the spinal cord. Among those presenting with spastic paraparesis, seven with clinically definite multiple sclerosis showed diffuse atrophy or focal degeneration due to a localized plaque of demyelination. Two cases of cord neoplasm showed atrophy secondary to ascending or descending degeneration of the long tracts. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Patterns of spinal cord atrophy by metrizamide CT en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201700518 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal American Journal of Neuroradiology en_US
dc.journal.volume 4 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 611-613 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Mawad, M. E., Hilal, S. K., Fetell, M. R., Silver, A. J., Ganti, S. R., & Sane, P. (1983). Patterns of spinal cord atrophy by metrizamide CT. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 4(3), 611-613. en_US
dc.author.email michel.mawad@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.ajnr.org/content/4/3/611.short en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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