International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 7, Part B (2015)
Clinico-Mri Correlation of Compressive Myelopathy (Retrospective Study)
Sreeramulu Diguvinti, Chennakesavulu Dara
The term “compressive myelopathy” encompasses a heterogeneous group of disorders like spondylotic myelopathy, cord compression secondary to tumor infections like tuberculosis,syphilis, etc., developmental anomalies like craniovertebral anomalies, syringomyelia and environmental causes like fluorosis. Localization of lesion whether intramedullary, extramedullary or root, cord or vertrebral column involvement is based on the history and clinical examination and in majority of cases it is accurate. It is always well to remind oneself that amongst the diseases of spinal cord, effective means of treatment is available to only a few diseases. In general Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has replaced all other investigations including CT scan. Early diagnosis and treatment gives remarkably good results spinal cord diseases. The present study is undertaken to know the clinical profile of cases of myelopathy and to correlate the clinical diagnosis with MRI diagnosis among the cases admitted in Government General Hospital, Kurnool during the period from 01-5-2012 to 30-4-2013.
How to cite this article:
Sreeramulu Diguvinti, Chennakesavulu Dara. Clinico-Mri Correlation of Compressive Myelopathy (Retrospective Study). Int J Appl Res 2015;1(7):60-64.