A member asked:

What besides ms causes spinal cord lesion? mri shows t3/4 high signal lesion with well-defined borders. have l-side numbness chest-foot for weeks.

7 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Spinal cord lesions: The differential diagnosis of ms like lesions in the cord include: spinal cord neoplasms (eg, astrocytomas, ependymomas), sarcoidosis, transverse myelitis, infarction of the spinal cord, vasculitis and radiation myelitis and subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord (vitamin B12 deficiency) among other causes. This one finding needs to be correlated with your clinical symptoms and labs.

Answered 6/24/2014


Dr. Payam Rafat answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Many possibilities.: Spinal cord lesion could result from and infection or a tumor.

Answered 3/24/2014



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