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Longitudinally extensive transve

Longitudinally extensive transve
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This is the sagittally-sliced brain of person with transverse myelitis. Although the name suggests a simple horizontal lesion, transverse myelitis often extends rostrally and caudally several spinal segments. In this case, the brainstem is involved. An area of demyelination with liquefaction in the medulla is indicated by the unnecessarily large green arrow.

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