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Transverse Myelitis - Case 3

A 20 year old woman presented with acute weakness of the right leg and loss of sensation of the left leg.

Outline the Lesion

(Left) Sagittal T2-weighted MRI; (Right) T2-weighted axial image.  Note the area of high signal in the right half of the lower thoracic spinal cord.  Transverse myelitis may occur as a complete or incomplete cord syndrome.   Repeat scan in two weeks was completely normal.

Revised 04/23/06.
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