Multiple Sclerosis

Spinal cord plaques are common and can be found at any level. Spinal cord lesions may be the cause of the patient's presenting symptoms. Also, isolated cord involvement can occur. The MS plaques are usually located in the dorsal and lateral aspects of the cord and often involve both gray and white matter. They appear as elongated areas of high signal intensity on T2-weighted images and are isointense to mildly hypointense on T1-weighted images. Acute plaques may produce cord swelling and enhance with gadolinium.(11)

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