Spinal MRI in vacuolar myelopathy, and correlation with histopathological findings

Neuroradiology. 1997 Dec;39(12):865-9. doi: 10.1007/s002340050523.


We correlated MRI features with histopathological findings in an HIV-positive patient with vacuolar myelopathy. On MRI symmetrical nonenhancing high-signal areas in the posterior columns on T2-weighted images result from extensive vacuolation visible on histological sections.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • HIV Infections / complications
  • HIV Infections / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Spinal Cord / pathology*
  • Spinal Cord Diseases / complications
  • Spinal Cord Diseases / pathology*
  • Vacuoles / pathology