45 years old male with injury and developing of paraparesis



Doctor's Information

Name : Morteza
Family : Sanei Taheri
Affiliation :Radiology Department,Shohada Tajrish Hospital,SBMU
Academic Degree : Associate Professor of Radiology
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Resident : Mohadese Mahvari


Case Section



Patient's Information

Gender : Male
Age : 45


Clinical Summary

45 years old male with injury and developing of paraparesis in hospital


Imaging Findings

In myelograms signal changes due to filling defects in thoracolumbar area is seen which has occupied the sub arachnoid space.On T2 & T1 sequences lumbar thecal sac high signal intensity is visible due to subacute haemorrhage . Areas of low signal intensity on T2 trough thorasic spine is noted,these signal alterations is because of blood in subarachnoid space.


Differential Diagnosis



Final Diagnosis

spinal SAH


Discussion (Related Text)

This patient admitted in hospital due to head injury and SAH. After several days he developed paraparesis which is believed to be due to entrance of blood to spinal SAS.



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