myelomalacia


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myelomalacia

[‚mī·ə·lō′mā·shə]
(medicine)
Softening of the spinal cord.
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Kian was born with cervical myelomalacia, which is a condition of having a thin spinal cord.
The follow-up MRI of the spine was consistent with myelomalacia (Figure 3), prompting transfer back to acute care for further management.
Although myelomalacia has commonly been used as a reference standard, this is a highly specific finding only addressing one possible MRI abnormality.