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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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What's a syrinx?

What's 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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I was diagnosed with a syrinx a few years ago. My symptoms are progressing. What should I do? It scares me.

I was diagnosed with a syrinx a few years ago. My symptoms are progressing. What should I do? It scares me.

Syrinx: You need to see a neurosurgeon and get follow up with imaging studies. In some cases people can benefit from shunt surgery. ...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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Should I worry about the 10 mm syrinx cavity spinal cord?

Should I worry about the 10 mm syrinx cavity spinal cord?

Yes: You should make sure they did an MRI with contrast to exclude a mass and scan your brain to exclude a chiari malformation. ...Read more

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What causes degenerative tears and syrinx in both Achilles tendons?

Weak tendon sheath: Degenerative tears in the achilles are caused by a weak sheath that covers the tendon itself. Since the sheath protects the tendon and gives it it's nourishment, if it is congenitally weaker it will create tears. This is also made worse by Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or levoquin antibiotics and some statin drugs.
A syrinx is a cavity in the spinal cord (short for syringomyelia), not in the achilles. ...Read more

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Can I have spinal pain injections to relieve the pain from the syrinx inside my spinal cord?

Can I have spinal pain injections to relieve the pain from the syrinx inside my spinal cord?

Syringomyelia: Treating the cause of the syrinx and/or draining the syrinx is the first course of treatment. Injections may be used later as an adjunct to treatment of the syringomyelia. See your neurosurgeon to discuss the treatment options and the best approach for you. ...Read more

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Could a spinal cord syrinx start to cause neuropathic problems despite not changing in size?

Syrinx: Unusual but yes it can happen. It really depends on the size of the syrinx, the smaller and shorter ones this would be quite unusual - in the larger and longer ones this would be more typical but still unusual. ...Read more

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I have a 6mm syrinx in line noted at C7 level on MRI. What does that mean? Should I be concerned?

Symptoms?: Syrinx results when cerebrospinal fluid, that normally flows around the spinal cord and brain, collects in central cavity of spinal cord, forms pseudocyst. Most common in cervical area. Pressure on cord - weakness, numbness, stiffness, pain, scoliosi. These symptoms usually come on quite gradually. Relieving pressure may require drainage by neurosurgeon. Large number without any cause. Some congenital. ...Read more

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My two and a half year old has a 4.3mm syrinx in her spinal cord and her nero surgon says she is not overly concerned is this normal?

My two and a half year old has a 4.3mm syrinx in her spinal cord and her nero surgon says she is not overly concerned is this normal?

That's less than: 1/4 of an inch... But... Still a syrinx needs imaging followup and clinical followup. Does your child have a arnold chiari malformation - which commonly can have a benign associated syrinx. ...Read more

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Can a thoracic Syrinx be caused by an auto accident or would it be a pre-existing condition. IE accident occurred on 9/25 and then on 10/07.

Can a thoracic Syrinx be caused by an auto accident or would it be a pre-existing condition. IE accident occurred on 9/25 and then on 10/07.

Syrinx: If I am understanding your question correctly, it sounds as if you had the car accident on 9/25 and then developed symptoms on 10/7. This appears to be a rapid progression and seems unlikely that the accident caused the syrinx but it is a possibility. Another possibility would be that the syrinx was present prior to the accident and became symptomatic after the trauma. ...Read more

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My dr said my thoracic syrinx is congenital and idiopathic I have never had symptoms. Is it likely to grow? It worries me. It ws found by accident.

My dr said my thoracic syrinx is congenital and idiopathic I have never had symptoms. Is it likely to grow? It worries me. It ws found by accident.

It may get larger: Yes, the syrinx can get larger with time. If you follow up with doctor and keep them abreast of any changes in how you feel then, they will be able to determine whether or not it is growing and do the appropriate studies to check it out. Otherwise, don't worry, you were born with it....Just be aware of it....Don't be obsessed with it. ...Read more

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How unusual is it to have kyphosis, scoliosis, and a syrinx together?

How unusual is it to have kyphosis, scoliosis, and a syrinx together?

Not terribly: The aforementioned problems are related to midline defects that result from incomplete closure of the neural tube during fetal development. Other associated conditions include chiari malformation and spina bifida. I hope this helps. In good health. ...Read more