Sunday, 9 December 2012

Compression fracture with cord contusion

A young male with history of road traffic accident. 
MRI lumbar spine
Sagittal STIR and T2w image with axial T2w image at the level of L1 shows: 
L1 compression fracture with hyper intense marrow odema on STIR. 
Retropulsion of posterior fragment causing canal stenosis, cord compression.
A focal T2 hyper intense cord contusion and cord odema.
L5 show a superior sub chondral collapse with hyper intense marrow odema on STIR. 
Adjacent intervening discs are uninvolved. 

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