Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury Without Radiological Abnormality

  • Etiology: spinal cord less tolerant to vertical tensile force / stretching than osseus column
  • Imaging: cord injury on MRI without abnormalities on radiograph or CT

Radiology Cases of Spinal Cord Injury Without Radiological Abnormality

spinal cord injury without radiological abnormality / SCIWORA
Sagittal CT without contrast of the spine (left) shows no fractures. Sagittal T2 (middle) and STIR (right) MRI without contrast of the cervical spine shows a round high signal intensity lesion in the spinal cord at T1-T2.