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    What are the chances of recovery with respect to this spinal MRI test result?

Hi , Good Evening. This is Dr. Griffith a college of mine suffered from a gun shot wound 3 weeks ago that led to paralysis from T4 downwards. MRI findings shows moderate to severe cord volume lost with abnormal cord signal extending from T3-T4 in keeping with myeloma lacuna. No acute Cor compression. What is the chance that he will walk again?
Tue, 14 Jan 2020
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Hello,

Unfortunately there is severe spinal cord injury and complete recovery is unlikely. Physiotherapy will be helpful to regain the power to certain extent. Consult a spine surgeon and he will explain various treatment options.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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