Enlargement of the spinal cord: inflammation or neoplasm?

  title={Enlargement of the spinal cord: inflammation or neoplasm?},
  author={Marko Brinar and Marko Rado{\vs} and Mario Habek and Charles M. Poser},
  journal={Clinical neurology and neurosurgery},
  volume={108 3},
Intramedullary spinal tumours are uncommon lesions that can cause significant difficulties in the differential diagnosis between inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, and vascular malformations or neoplasms. We report five cases in which the history and the clinical symptoms suggested an inflammatory process of the spinal cord but the MRI characteristics were those of neoplastic lesions. Both non-neoplastic and neoplastic intramedullary… CONTINUE READING


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