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.
MRI done in all patients to evaluate the extent of vertebral body involvement, presence of epidural collection, cord compression, myelomalacia, paravertebral collection and presence of skip lesions.
20,21) Within the parenchyma of the cord syringomyelia and myelomalacia may develop as a result of vacuolization, atrophy, and central necrosis.
Although myelomalacia has commonly been used as a reference standard, this is a highly specific finding only addressing one possible MRI abnormality.