Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Jun 16, 2013; 1(3): 111-115
Published online Jun 16, 2013. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v1.i3.111
Figure 1
Figure 1 Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging. A: T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging revealed hyperintensity of the central spinal cord extended from C3 to T1 without clear borders. In the inferior cervical spinal cord hyperintensity appeared more evident suggesting syrinx; B and C: At the same level cervical spinal cord compression was determined by bulging discs, facets and ligamenta flava hypertrophy, more evident in hyperextension (B) rather than flexion (C); D: It revealed enlargement of the syrinx, but decreased longitudinal extension of “central cord syndrome” bounded from C3-C4 to C7 with clearer borders. At the level of surgical decompression also spinal cord and subarachnoid space appeared expanded.