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Thoracic Spinal Cord Syrinx
Usually slow, but...: Ependymomas, astrocytomas, and peripheral nerve sheath tumors all tend to grow relatively slowly, but the impact of a tumor here is great and if detected, generally surgery should be considered at once. I have one case of an ependymoma that produced symptoms for over ten years before it finallyi wish you good luck. ...Read more
Stable severe myelomalacia in the thoracic spinal cord @ T4/T6 & mild diffuse volume loss above & below this level.
My syrinx is almost wall to wall in my spinal cord. If they drain the syrinx will the spinal cord rejuvenate itself?
HARD TO PREDICT: If your syrinx is creating a compressive effect within spinal cord, risk of future deterioration is very real indeed, and would try to get this under control before more neurological disability ensues. Although you may not necessarily reverse all the pre-existing issues, the likelihood of prevention and cessation of the damage is very good if surgery is performed. Please discuss fully with doc. ...Read more
I have a syrinx in my spinal cord that causes a lot of back pain. Is it safe to have nerve block injections?
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
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?
I have a spinal syrinx from t2-t8. Could this be causing chest pain, numbness in fingers and hands and numb feeling skin on my back?
Spinal Syrinx: A spinal syrinx is a rare, fluid-filled neuroglial cavity within the spinal cord (syringomyelia), and if causes pressure on the nerves that innervate the chest, arms and back area, could certainly cause some of those symptoms to occur. See the neurologist for an evaluation and treatment. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
3mm herniated in both T6-T7 and T7-T8 with mild spinal cord compression . Also some of my thoracic disks are degenerated. Is this serious?
Can you tell me what ''a significant thoracic disc prolapse at t4/t5 with effacement of the spinal cord mean?
I would like to know is; what does ''a significant thoracic disc prolapse at t4/t5 with effacement of the spinal cord mean?
It means that the : Disc at the spine level chest region known as thoracic between the vertebral bones thoracic 4 and 5 has herniated into the spinal canal and is touching or effacing the spinal cord but not compressing it so even though it is significant or large there is still room enough within the spinal canal to accommodate both the spinal cord and disc herniation. ...Read more
T6/7 disc compressing L side spinal cord waiting 2 c neurosurgeon. Tingling L side chest/back what should I expect. Can it be treated. Pain is extreme?
Hi, sir,,i have pain in both writs and pain in one point joint on uper side of chest and now pian include in one opposite joint on spinal cord..when try to lay on bed ,sound appears in my spinal cord joints ...plz help me?
Best be seen by doc: Your symptoms do not really sound like anything in particular to make a good diagnosis. You should consult a doctor locally who will be able to see if all those pains and other things going on can't be tied together into 1 nice neat package and lead to a diagnosis. You could do the same thing here on HealthTap on a 1-1 basis. Just choose a doctor you think best might fit your needs and schedule ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What besides MS causes spinal cord lesion? Mri shows t3/4 high signal lesion with well-defined borders. Have l-side numbness chest-foot for weeks.
Spinal cord lesions: The differential diagnosis of ms like lesions in the cord include: spinal cord neoplasms (eg, astrocytomas, ependymomas), sarcoidosis, transverse myelitis, infarction of the spinal cord, vasculitis and radiation myelitis and subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord (vitamin B12 deficiency) among other causes. This one finding needs to be correlated with your clinical symptoms and labs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a correlation between C4-C6 spondylosis w/spinal cord compression &increase HR, breathlessness? Arrhythmias?I have chest and rhomboid pain.
NO: This disorder could cause upper extremity weakness/pain but NOT CARDIOVASCULAR SYMPTOMS!!! hope this helps DrZ ...Read more
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