This is case of acute spinal cord edema in case of road traffic accident. Peculiar thing about this case was there is no vertrebral inury, only cord edema. Case submitted by Dr (Col) Murthy Sr Consultant Teleradiology Providers
MR imaging of recent spinal trauma. J Comput Assist Tomogr 1987 May-Jun;11(3):412-7
"Proper therapeutic management of acute spinal trauma depends considerably on the assessment of the condition of the underlying spinal cord and the relative stability of the surrounding bony architecture. A series of 14 patients who were examined by magnetic resonance (MR) imaging following spinal trauma is presented. Comparison of information gained by MR with that obtained by conventional CT indicates that MR is useful in assessing spinal cord compression, traumatic disk pathology, and post-traumatic intramedullary abnormalities. Computed tomography is more accurate in detecting posterior neural arch fractures and in assessing the number of displaced fragments."