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How Serious Is Syrinx
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with a syrinx a few years ago. My symptoms are progressing. What should I do? It scares me.
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
1) Do prominent central canals look reminiscent of a syrinx / vice versa? Is it hard to differentiate?
2) Do prominent central canals grow in size?
Surgery: The only treatment would be surgery. A syrinx is a structural problem, and structural problems typically need structural interventions (surgery). ...Read more
If my cervical syrinx is worsening and requires surgery how dangerous is it? Survival and functional?
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.
Any doctors is st petersburg/ clearwater florida area with extensive knowledgefof eds3 pots syrinx and everything that comes with them?
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