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A 62 year-old man presented with the acute onset of paraplegia and bladder incontinence.
(Left) Sagittal T2-weighted image; (Right) Axial T2-weighted MRI scan: Note the increased signal within the spinal cord at the T12 - L1 levels. Also note the subtle swelling of the cord. This picture can be seen in infarction and demyelination. Spinal cord infarct are rare and most often associated with significant disease of the aorta, especially dissection.
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