Case Report

A Case of Subacute Combined Degeneration: Atypical Involvement of Anterior Columns


  • Adile Ozkan
  • Halil Güllüoğlu
  • Handan Işın Özışık Karaman

Received Date: 22.05.2015 Accepted Date: 22.11.2015 Eur Arc Med Res 2016;32(4):227-229

The major neurologic manifestations of vitamin B12 deficiency are the result of its effects on the brain, optic nerves, peripheral nerves and spinal cord. Subacute combined degeneration (SCD) of the spinal cord, characterized by degeneration of lateral and posterior columns, is a complication of vitamin B12 deficiency.Herein, we present a case of subacute combined degeneration due to vitamin B12 defiency whose magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed involvement in the anteior column of cervical spinal cord.

Keywords: anterior columns involvement of spinal kord, subacute combined degeneration, vitamin B12 defiency