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corticospinal tracts
diffusion tractography
retrograde degeneration
spinal cord neoplasms
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Journal Article
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Background: Transection-induced axonal retrograde degeneration, in contrast to Wallerian degeneration, has not been widely recognized in clinical practice.
Aims of the Study: To assess a potential of corticospinal tractography for detecting axonal retrograde degeneration.
Methods: We assessed the corticospinal tractography of a 74-year-old woman with monoplegia of the lower limb due to a unilateral thoracic spinal cord tumor.
Results: The tractography revealed integrity reduction of the corticospinal tract in the cerebra contralateral to the spinal cord tumor.
Conclusions: The present report supports that magnetic resonance tractography has the potential for detecting this under-recognized phenomenon.
Journal Title
Brain and Behavior
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21623279
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Wiley Periodicals
Volume
11
Issue
4
Start Page
e02020
Published Date
2021-02-27
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This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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