Reference : Mri-Pathological Correlations in Acute Traumatic Central Cord Syndrome: Case Report
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Human health sciences : Surgery
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/7249
Mri-Pathological Correlations in Acute Traumatic Central Cord Syndrome: Case Report
English
Martin, Didier mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Neurochirurgie]
Schoenen, Jean mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Neuro-anatomie]
Lenelle, Jacques [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Neurochirurgie]
Reznik, Michel mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Services généraux (Faculté de médecine) > Relations académiques et scientifiques (Médecine) >]
Moonen, Gustave mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Neurologie - Doyen de la Faculté de Médecine]
1992
Neuroradiology
34
4
262-6
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0028-3940
[en] Ante- and post-mortem MRI and detailed pathological examination were performed in a patient with a typical acute traumatic central cord syndrome (ATCCS) after a minor hyperextension injury to the neck who died 60 h later from heart failure. T2-weighted MRI showed a central hyperintense area at C3-4. There were disc protrusions, but no vertebral fracture or displacement. Histopathology disclosed severe axonal swelling and oedema in the dorsolateral fasciculi and, to a lesser degree, in the dorsal columns. In addition, an area of recent necrosis was found in the right anterior horn at C4-5. These findings suggest that the pathological hallmark of typical ATCCS is mechanical axonal disruption at a segmental level, but that more severe trauma may be accompanied by tissue destruction.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/7249

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