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  1. Hello Dr. Young. I was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis about 1 1/2 years ago. I never even knew I had it until a lesion was accidentally discovered on an MRI. In recent months I decided to follow up at UT Southwestern Medical Center only to find out that I have a 50% chance of converting over to MS. All of my tests were normal except for extremely low Vit. D level (15) and CSF showed 8 Oligoclonal Bands. I have now completed all testing. The MRIs of my brain and cervical spine were ok but there was a remark in the T-Spine report stating that there was "a linear T2 hypersignal intensities seen within the spinal cord likely representing a syrinx extending from T1 to T4, and T5 through T8-9 levels". Please help. I am waiting for a call from my doctor, but meanwhile I am making myself sick with worry. I have no idea if this is considered large and nothing else shows on my MRIs to indicate what may have caused this.

    Thank you so much!

    Louanne
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