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Table 4 Vascular lesions summary

From: Location, length, and enhancement: systematic approach to differentiating intramedullary spinal cord lesions

Vascular lesions Location Length and segment distribution Enhancement
Arteriovenous malformation Dorsal
Lower thoracic cord and conus medullaris
Short segment Heterogeneous, nodule of enhancement
Dural arteriovenous fistula Variable
Edema of lower thoracic cord and conus
Long segment +/− Enhancement
Cavernoma Thoracic > cervical Short segment Minimal, heterogeneous
Infarction Depends on territory, anterior cord most common Long segment Depends on infarct age