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ECR 2018 / C-1245
Ultrasound spinal cord of newborn and infants: normal radioanatomy and variant of normal.
Congress: ECR 2018
Poster No.: C-1245
Type: Educational Exhibit
Keywords: Neuroradiology spine, Ultrasound, Education, Education and training
Authors: B. Bannar1, D. BASRAOUI2, H. Jalal2; 1MARRAKECH/MA, 2Marrakesh/MA



Spinal ultrasound is the best examination in the search for spinal malformations in newborns and infants.


Normality criteria:


  • A conus medullaris  in place, above L3.
  • A filum terminale , equal to or less than 2 mm.
  • Movable lumbar and sacral roots.
  • Absence of echogenic mass of dural space.


Any abnormal spinal ultrasound should be


  • complemented by an ETF.
  • MRI explores the totality of the spinal cord and these envelopes in the different planes of space.


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