Spinal cord compression CT

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Spinal Cord Compression Microchapters


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Differentiating Spinal Cord Compression from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis


History and Symptoms

Physical Examination

Laboratory Findings

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Medical Therapy


Primary Prevention

Secondary Prevention

Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy

Future or Investigational Therapies

Case Studies

Case #1

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] ; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Aditya Ganti M.B.B.S. [2]


CT spine is only indicated when MRI is not available. CT guidance is employed in surgical aspiration or drainage of an epidural abscess.

CT spine

  • CT spine is only indicated when MRI is not available.[1][2]
  • Anteroposterior, lateral, views are required to show the alignment of bone structures.
  • CT guidance is employed in surgical aspiration or drainage of an epidural abscess.
  • CT-guided biopsy of suspected tumors helps in confirmation of the diagnosis.
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  • Fracture of L2 vertebral body with narrowing of spinal canal


  1. Perrin RG, Laxton AW (2004). "Metastatic spine disease: epidemiology, pathophysiology, and evaluation of patients". Neurosurg. Clin. N. Am. 15 (4): 365–73. doi:10.1016/j.nec.2004.04.018. PMID 15450871.
  2. Parizel PM, van der Zijden T, Gaudino S, Spaepen M, Voormolen MH, Venstermans C, De Belder F, van den Hauwe L, Van Goethem J (2010). "Trauma of the spine and spinal cord: imaging strategies". Eur Spine J. 19 Suppl 1: S8–17. doi:10.1007/s00586-009-1123-5. PMC 2899721. PMID 19727855.

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