Diastematomyelia Type 1 with Multiple Spinal Cord and Vertebral Abnormalities in a Child

Serdar Arslan
2017 Clinical Medical Image Library  
A 7-year-old male was brought with a marked spinal deformity. Physical examination showed rotational scoliosis and loss of lumbar lordosis. The patient was referred for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the lumbosacral spine. MRI showed a left-convex rotational Figure 1: Coronal T2-weighted (a) and sagittal T2-weighted (b) MR images show left-convex rotational scoliosis and fusion of T10-T11-T12 vertebral bodies with a partial excision (arrow). IMAGE ARTICLE scoliosis and loss of lumbar
more » ... loss of lumbar lordosis. There was a fusion of T10-T11-T12 vertebral bodies with a partial excision (Figure 1 ). Spinal canal was widening at the level L2-L4. The terminal cone was reaching L5 level. At the level of T10 spine, the spinal cord was divided into two hemicords and two dural tubes up to the upper part of the L3 body. There was a bone septum, dividing the spinal canal into two separate canals including two hemicords in separate dural tubes (Figure 2 ).
doi:10.23937/2474-3682/1510067 fatcat:faypis3vtjbybafrbpdm4az2lq