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Doctor insights on: How Serious Is Syrinx

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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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