Cystic necrosis of the spinal cord in compressive cervical myelopathy: demonstration by iopamidol CT-myelography.

@article{Jinkins1986CysticNO,
  title={Cystic necrosis of the spinal cord in compressive cervical myelopathy: demonstration by iopamidol CT-myelography.},
  author={J. Randy Jinkins and Riyaz Bashir and Ossama Al-Mefty and M. Zuheir Al-Kawi and John L. Fox},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1986},
  volume={147 4},
  pages={767-75}
}
Seven consecutive patients with compressive cervical myelopathy were studied with standard water-soluble contrast myelography and immediate CT followed by delayed CT of the spinal canal at 10 to 12 hr. Every case demonstrated findings suggestive of necrosis and/or cavitation of the central portions of the spinal cord on the delayed CT study. Two types of abnormalities were visualized in the form of delayed collections of contrast media inside the cord: bilateral enhancement, a double-barreled… CONTINUE READING