Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia
Print version ISSN 1699-695X
HERNANDEZ FERNANDEZ, Francisco; FERNANDEZ DIAZ, Eva; PEREZ ROMERO, Javier Lucas and GARCIA GARCIA, Jorge. Owl Eyes. Rev Clin Med Fam [online]. 2011, vol.4, n.3, pp.250-253. ISSN 1699-695X. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1699-695X2011000300012.
Medullary infarction is rare and its diagnosis is mainly clinical, although it requires further tests to rule out other spinal diseases. Most patients complain of intense pain adjacent to the level of infarct, usually immediately preceding neurological symptoms. We present a case of a 53 year old woman who arrived at the Emergency department with symptoms that suggested acute medullary syndrome. She was rapidly diagnosed with a medullary infarct as the MRI showed the "owl eyes" sign and thus invasive tests were avoided.
Keywords : Infarction; Spinal Cord; Magnetic Resonance Imaging.