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Syringomyelia: a complication of an underlying pathology.

Walid MS, Sanoufa M, Salvatierra J - J Clin Med Res (2010)

Bottom Line: Patients with syringomyelia may have diverse etiology and experience a variety of symptoms.This report describes two cases of syringomyelia in patients with different profiles, presentations and pathomechanisms.Syrigomyelia; Syrinx; Arachnoid cyst; Arnold-Chiari.

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Affiliation: Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, Georgia, USA.

ABSTRACT

Unlabelled: Patients with syringomyelia may have diverse etiology and experience a variety of symptoms. This report describes two cases of syringomyelia in patients with different profiles, presentations and pathomechanisms.

Keywords: Syrigomyelia; Syrinx; Arachnoid cyst; Arnold-Chiari.

No MeSH data available.


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Figure 1: Computed tomography with contrast (a 67-year-old male patient).

Mentions: A 67-year-old Caucasian male presents with a history of worsening leg numbness of several years duration. Imaging showed a T4-T8 syrinx. An arachnoidal cyst was suspected at T6 due to the flattening and anterior displacement of the cord immediately under the spinal cord enlargement (Fig. 1). The patient had no remarkable medical history and was on no medications. He denied bowel or bladder symptoms. He smoked cigarettes and drank alcohol daily. Neurological exam was unremarkable except for some decreased sensation to light touch below L1. The patient underwent T4 to T8 posterior decompression and exploration with removal of arachnoidal cyst and opening of syrinx.


Syringomyelia: a complication of an underlying pathology.

Walid MS, Sanoufa M, Salvatierra J - J Clin Med Res (2010)

Computed tomography with contrast (a 67-year-old male patient).
© Copyright Policy - open access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3140878&req=5

Figure 1: Computed tomography with contrast (a 67-year-old male patient).
Mentions: A 67-year-old Caucasian male presents with a history of worsening leg numbness of several years duration. Imaging showed a T4-T8 syrinx. An arachnoidal cyst was suspected at T6 due to the flattening and anterior displacement of the cord immediately under the spinal cord enlargement (Fig. 1). The patient had no remarkable medical history and was on no medications. He denied bowel or bladder symptoms. He smoked cigarettes and drank alcohol daily. Neurological exam was unremarkable except for some decreased sensation to light touch below L1. The patient underwent T4 to T8 posterior decompression and exploration with removal of arachnoidal cyst and opening of syrinx.

Bottom Line: Patients with syringomyelia may have diverse etiology and experience a variety of symptoms.This report describes two cases of syringomyelia in patients with different profiles, presentations and pathomechanisms.Syrigomyelia; Syrinx; Arachnoid cyst; Arnold-Chiari.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, Georgia, USA.

ABSTRACT

Unlabelled: Patients with syringomyelia may have diverse etiology and experience a variety of symptoms. This report describes two cases of syringomyelia in patients with different profiles, presentations and pathomechanisms.

Keywords: Syrigomyelia; Syrinx; Arachnoid cyst; Arnold-Chiari.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus