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162 Possible Causes for Widening of the Spinal Canal

  • Myxopapillary Ependymoma

    The spinal canal may be widened and there may be scalloping of the vertebral bodies with neural foraminal enlargement.[roentgenrayreader.blogspot.com] Similarly, scalloping of the posterior part of the vertebral bodies or thinning of the lamina with a widened spinal canal may be observed.[ependymomas.com] Myxopapillary ependymomas are slow-growing and can get large enough to expand the spinal canal, leading to interpedicular widening on frontal radiographs and widening of the[roentgenrayreader.blogspot.com]

  • Neurenteric Cyst

    Plain radiographs may reveal widening of the spinal canal at the site of the cyst along with associated skeletal anomalies and scoliosis.[jpma.org.pk] The spinal canal is widened in each of these types of vertebral abnormalities and anterior meningoceles may protrude where the spine is bifid.[fetalsono.com] They may be dorsal or ventral to the spinal canal. 6 In our case, the cyst was located ventrally.[jpma.org.pk]

  • Humerus Trochlea Aplasia

    The spinal canal may be widened and there may be scalloping of the vertebral bodies with neural foraminal enlargement.[roentgenrayreader.blogspot.com] Myxopapillary ependymomas are slow-growing and can get large enough to expand the spinal canal, leading to interpedicular widening on frontal radiographs and widening of the[roentgenrayreader.blogspot.com] On the axial T2-weighted image, the mass splays the nerve roots of the cauda equina and widens the spinal canal. Case courtesy of Dr. Sibin Thachet.[roentgenrayreader.blogspot.com]

  • Herniated Disc

    The surgery is designed to relieve pressure on (decompress) the spinal cord or spinal nerve roots through the widening of the spinal canal.[bonati.com]

  • Diastematomyelia

    The main sonographic findings were widening of the spinal canal in the coronal view and an additional echogenic focus in the posterior part of the spinal column in the axial[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In these cases, the radiograph may show widening of the spinal canal, a bony ridge at midline, scoliosis and other vertebral anomalies.[appliedradiology.com] Bony spur (echogenic focus) through the center of spinal canal. Isolated or... Associated with other vertebral defects including: Spina bifida. Kyphoscoliosis.[fetalultrasound.com]

  • Platyspondyly

    […] of cervical spinal canal[rgd.mcw.edu] […] moderately deformed vertebrae Lumbar platyspondyly Severe platyspondyly Short neck Squared-off platyspondyly Supernumerary vertebral ossification centers Thoracic platyspondyly Widening[rgd.mcw.edu] Cervical vertebral bodies with decreased anteroposterior diameter Cervical vertebral dysplasia Decreased cervical spine mobility Enlarged sagittal diameter of the cervical canal[rgd.mcw.edu]

  • Lethal Congenital Contracture Syndrome 1

    […] of cervical spinal canal 0004571 Showing of 27 Last updated: 11/1/2018 Making a diagnosis for a genetic or rare disease can often be challenging.[rarediseases.info.nih.gov] […] musculature Poorly developed skeletal musculature Underdeveloped muscle [ more ] 0009004 Neonatal death Neonatal lethal 0003811 Paucity of anterior horn motor neurons 0007277 Widening[rarediseases.info.nih.gov]

  • Hematomyelia

    On occasion, widening of the spinal canal, widening of the interpedicular distance, and scalloping of the dorsal aspects of the vertebral bodies can be appreciated on plain[sjmms.net] […] of the spinal canal, and dorsal scalloping of the vertebral bodies.[sjmms.net] CT scans may depict bony changes of the spine, which may occur as late secondary findings in patients with spinal cord tumors; such changes include pedicular erosion, widening[sjmms.net]

  • Myelopathy

    Widening of the spinal canal is also sometimes possible without complete removal of the lamina. This is known as laminoplasty.[texasback.com] The goal of the surgery is to relieve pressure on the spinal cord by widening the spinal canal.[emoryhealthcare.org] Posterior decompression includes removal of the lamina (roof of the spinal canal), also known as a laminectomy.[texasback.com]

  • Congenital Anomaly of the Spine

    A fusiform widening of th spinal canal is seen roentgenographically. The midline spicule may be osseous or cartilageous or even fibrous tissue.[quizlet.com] The masses are usually isointense to the spinal cord on T1- and T2-weighted MR imaging, and there may be associated widening of the spinal canal .[radiologykey.com] IMAGING MODALITIES  MRI :IOC  PLAIN RADIOGRAPH: bony defects , widened spinal canal , scoliosis, segmentation anomalies like block vertebrae , butterfly vertebrae , bony[slideshare.net]

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