Document Type : Research Article
Background: Myelopathy can refer to any form of spinal cord pathology whereas myelitis
refers to an inflammatory or infectious process. The present study was conducted to assess
etiological Spectrum Of myelopathy in a tertiary care institute of Eastern India in Dept. of
Material and methods: The present study was conducted to assess etiological Spectrum of
myelopathy in a tertiary care institute of Eastern India in Dept. of Neurology. The number of
patients included in the study was 50 patientsof non-traumatic compressive myelopathy.
Patients were clinically evaluated and relevant routine biochemical analysis and appropriate
neuroimaging studies were carried out in all.
Results: In the present study 50 patients of non-traumatic myelopathy were included.
Various etiologies of compression myelopathy in 50 patients were Tuberculosis Potts with
paravertebral abscess in 34% patients, cervical spondylosis in 24% patients, Benign neoplasm
in 12% followed by CV anomalies in 6% patients.
Conclusion: The present study concluded that Tuberculosis Potts with paravertebral abscess
was the most common etiology of non-traumatic compressive myelopathy.