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MRI diagnosis of spinal cord infarction: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7613238     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 62-year-old diabetic women developed acute quadriparesis. Her first symptom was clumsiness of the right limbs, which was followed shortly after by quadriparesis with severe left-sided symptoms. Sensory examination showed pinprick and thermal sensation deficits below the left T6 and right T8 dermatomes. An intramedullary infarction in the cervical cord at C5 to C6 levels was demonstrated by serial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies with Gadolinium-DTPA (Gd-DTPA) enhancement. Based on the findings from this patient and 20 patients with spinal cord infarction reported in the literature, it was concluded that spinal cord infarct lesions are characterized by negative Gd-DTPA enhancement at the acute and chronic stages and positive enhancement at the subacute stage, 1 to 4 weeks after the onset of infarction.
Y H Tseng; C S Lu; S J Ryu; Y Y Wai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0929-6646     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Formos. Med. Assoc.     Publication Date:    1995 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-22     Completed Date:  1995-08-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214933     Medline TA:  J Formos Med Assoc     Country:  TAIWAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.
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MeSH Terms
Contrast Media
Gadolinium DTPA
Infarction / diagnosis*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Middle Aged
Organometallic Compounds / diagnostic use
Pentetic Acid / analogs & derivatives,  diagnostic use
Spinal Cord / blood supply*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 0/Organometallic Compounds; 67-43-6/Pentetic Acid; 80529-93-7/Gadolinium DTPA

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