A member asked:

If i have been diagnosed with myelomalacia is it serious and can it affect my blood levels?

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Dr. Clarence Grim answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Myelomalacia is a broad term. Can you be more specific and include peripheral smear report (differential) and bone marrow report.

Answered 6/18/2022


Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

Myelomalacia literally means softening of the spinal cord, and implies an area of localized damage or atrophy secondary to extrinsic or intrinsic pathology. Impossible to go further without far more details. Blood tests may or may not reveal cause. See a neurologist or a neurosurgeon and ascertain degree of future risk.

Answered 6/19/2022



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