Subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Paraesthesia of both upper extremities.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Cervical spine

T2 hyperintense signal mainly affecting the dorsal columns and extending from the cervical into the thoracic cord. No mass effect. No contrast enhancement.

Case Discussion

Intrinsic factor deficiency was diagnosed and the patient was put on vitamin B12 replacement therapy.

Main differential diagnoses

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Case information

rID: 23737
Published: 5th Jul 2013
Last edited: 14th Feb 2020
Tag: spine
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