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How do doctors decide how serious a syrinx is?

How do doctors decide how serious a syrinx is?

MRI: Its appearance on MRI and the neurologic exam are used to determine the significance of a spinal cord syrinx. ...Read more

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My son is 5 and has severe pain and stiffness in legs at night since birth, he has a syrinx on his lumbar and thoracic spine? can that be the problem

My son is 5 and has severe pain and stiffness in legs at night since birth, he has a syrinx on his lumbar and thoracic spine? can that be the problem

Syrinx ay be cause: Syrinx in lumbar and thoracic spinal region can cause pain and stiffness of legs,.PHYsical therapy may help to for pain and stiffness . Talk to your neurologist and discuss . about treatment options ., like medication or surgery . ...Read more

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Whats a syrinx?

Whats a syrinx?

Tube: In the center of the upper cervical spinal cord, think of syringomyelia, a troublesome illness. ...Read more

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How fast can a syrinx progress?

How fast can a syrinx progress?

Depends on the cause: Your neurosurgeon can decide, based on your neurological history and exam, and MRI scan, whether the syrinx is clinically relevant, needs follow up or surgical treatment. The surgeon can also explain what may have caused the syrinx, and predict the likelihood of progression. ...Read more

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Can you tell me another child with a syrinx?

Can you tell me another child with a syrinx?

Rare condition: I don't know of any child in my practice with it. Here is an article on it from Wikipedia. Have you read it?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrinx_(medicine) ...Read more

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Can you tell me someone or have dealt with a syrinx(searing)?

Can you tell me someone or have dealt with a syrinx(searing)?

Syringomyelia: I assume you are asking about syringomyelia which a situtation where spinal fluid has collected inside the spinal cord causing it to dilate. Neurosurgeons commonly deal with this disorder so you might want to get a consultation with one. ...Read more

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What is a multiloculated syrinx?

What is a multiloculated syrinx?

It has compartments: A syrinx is a cyst inside the spinal cord. Multiloculated means that the cyst has internal separations that divide it into multiple compartments. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a worsening syrinx c6/7 area?

What are the symptoms of a worsening syrinx c6/7 area?

Various symptoms: Frorm progressive neurological deficit, progressive weakness, dexterity issues, worsening of gait, worsening of numbness, tingling of arms, etc.... Go see your spine surgeon. ...Read more

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What does the term prominent central canal versus syrinx mean? Do they suspect the first and not the latter or is it unclear?

What does the term prominent central canal versus syrinx mean?  Do they suspect the first and not the latter or is it unclear?

MRI, right?: Presumably you didn't just wander into an MRI facility & make an impulse purchase. A doctor ordered the MRI for a reason. What reason? The MRI isn't the patient, you are. The MD who ordered the MRI is ethically obligated to interpret its CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE re YOU; or if (s)he can't, to find someone who can. Ask to go over the actual images with your Dr. If you have questions, ask them. ...Read more

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If there is any medical treatment for syrinx?& what?

Surgery: The only treatment would be surgery. A syrinx is a structural problem, and structural problems typically need structural interventions (surgery). ...Read more

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Can a syrinx cause a uti?

Can a syrinx cause a uti?

Not likely: If the syrinx causes neurogenic bladder it may increase risk of uti. In general, syrinx does not increase your risk. ...Read more

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What causes a syrinx within the spinal cord?

What causes a syrinx within the spinal cord?

Syringomyelia: A syrinx can occur from a post-traumtic spinal cord injury. Consult a neurosurgeon who specializes in this to best determine the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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If my cervical syrinx is worsening and requires surgery how dangerous is it? Survival and functional?

If my cervical syrinx is worsening and requires surgery how dangerous is it? Survival and functional?

Syrinx: It depends on the size of the syrinx and associated signs and symptoms. A neurosugeon will be the best person to answer your specific questions. ...Read more

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Is a prominent central canal from t-4 to t-12 the same as hydromyelia? Have a syrinx at c-6 to t-1 level.

Is a prominent central canal from t-4 to t-12 the same as hydromyelia? Have a syrinx at c-6 to t-1 level.

See your doctor: Sounds like your trying to make sense of a an MRI or ct report. You obviously have some considerable health issues, and you doctors need to be explaining all of this in detail. ...Read more

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What does syrinx mean for Achilles tendons?

What does syrinx mean for Achilles tendons?

Spasticity/weakness: A syrinx is a collection of cerebrospinal fluid in a within the spinal canal. This collection may over time destroy parts of the spine leading to symptoms such as muscle weakness and spasticity amongst other things. ...Read more

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