The Correlation of Clinical Course and Magnetic Resonance Image Findings of Radiation Myelopathy:A Case Report

Jiunn-Horng Kang, Yen-Ho Wang, Kou-Mou Huang

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Abstract

We described a case of radiation myelopathy (RM). The correlations of evolutional changes in magnetic resonance image (MRI) findings in three years with clinical symptoms and treatment responses in different stages of the disease were discussed. We also describe some special rehabilitative consideration for RM patients. Cord enlargement with contrast-enhancement showed in MRI findings corresponding to rapid neurological deterioration. Some neurological improvement after anti-coagulation and I steroid therapy was observed in this stage. Cord atrophy without contrast-enhancement was showed in following MRI. The neurological deficits still progressed slowly in this stage and almost did not response to the treatment. We conclude that MRI is a powerful diagnostic tool for RM and may predict the treatment responses.
Translated title of the contribution放射治療後脊髓病變臨床病程與核磁共振影像之相關:病例報告
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-104
Number of pages6
Journal台灣復健醫學雜誌
Volume31
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • 放射治療併發症,核磁共振,脊髓
  • radiation complication
  • magnetic resonance image
  • spinal cord

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