How is infarct differentiated from multiple sclerosis?

Updated: Aug 07, 2018
  • Author: Djamil Fertikh, MD; Chief Editor: James G Smirniotopoulos, MD  more...
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This is more common at the thoracic level. Usually, only a single lesion is present. Contrast may be present, although this is not the dominant feature. Signal alteration usually and initially involves the anterior gray matter (anterior spinal artery distribution). The patient's clinical presentation will be acute. Particularly consider the possibility of an infarct if the patient is older and/or has a history of aortic/vascular surgery.


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