Compressive myelopathy

Compressive myelopathy refers to neurological deficits that result from abnormal compression of the spinal cord. It most commonly occurs in the cervical spinal cord. 


Any cause of central canal stenosis including disc herniation, osteophytes, extradural mass, and/or paravertebral ligamentous ossification 1,2.

Radiographic features


MRI findings include abnormal increased spinal cord signal on T2 weighted sequences that correspond to regions of myelomalacia 2.

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