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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 429--431

Hyperintense signal on spinal cord diffusion-weighted imaging in a patient with subacute combined degeneration

Chenglin Tian 
 Department of Neurology, the Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China

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Chenglin Tian
No 28, Fuxing Road Beijing
China

Symmetrical hyperintense signals in lateral columns and posterior columns in T2-weighted images is a characteristic finding in subacute combined degeneration (SCD) secondary to vitamin B12 deficiency. Manifestation of SCD on diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) has not been well characterised till date. We reported a case of SCD with spinal cord hyperintense signals in DWI sequence. We suggest that spinal cord DWI may be a useful magnetic resonance sequence for the diagnosis of SCD.


How to cite this article:
Tian C. Hyperintense signal on spinal cord diffusion-weighted imaging in a patient with subacute combined degeneration.Neurol India 2011;59:429-431


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Tian C. Hyperintense signal on spinal cord diffusion-weighted imaging in a patient with subacute combined degeneration. Neurol India [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Jan 27 ];59:429-431
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