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What are the meanings of hydromyelia and syringomyelia?

What are the meanings of hydromyelia and syringomyelia?

Spinal cord fluid: Hydromelia means an abnormal collection of fluid within the spinal cord & connected to 4th ventricle within the brain and usually associated with hydrocephalus (xs fluid within the brain). Syringomyelia is also a collection of fluid, like an elongated cyst, in the center of the spinal cord itself, but does not communicate with any other fluid filled spaces, & can also lead to loss of nerve functio. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Falci
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Syringomyelia (Definition)

Syringomyelia is the development of a fluid-filled cavity or syrinx within the spinal cord, which may be related to blockage of the Cerebrospinal Fluid ...Read more


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What are some of the symptoms of hydromyelia and syringomyelia?

What are some of the symptoms of hydromyelia and syringomyelia?

Many: Walking changes, unsteady gait, writing changes , difficulty with small object manipulation like buttoning buttons, zipping zippers, tying your shoes. ...Read more

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What are the tests for syringomyelia?

What are the tests for syringomyelia?

Syringomyelia: Symptoms include hand and leg weakness, sensation loss in the arms and hands and the diagnostic test of choice is an MRI of the cervical and thoracic spine. ...Read more

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Could hydromyelia be treated by a reumatologist?

Could hydromyelia be treated by a reumatologist?

No rheumatologist: Hydromyelia (HM) condition characterized by widening of central canal of the spinal cord. Fluid can accumulate in this space, creating increased pressure on spinal cord. Surgery may temporarily or permanently relieve symptoms, but not without complications. In some cases may resolve on its own. Best treated by neurologist and/or neurosurgeion. ...Read more

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What is surgery for syringomyelia like?

What is surgery for syringomyelia like?

Fix the cause: Usually the surgery is meant to address the cause of the syringomyelia which is an expression or the result of another abnormality. That could be a structural problem with the brain or spinal cord, a compression or a tumor. In general the idea is to then wait and see if the syrinx goes away, only in select cases surgery for the syrinx itself is recommended ...Read more

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Syringomyelia-what is it and how to treat?

Syringomyelia: This is an abnormal dilation of the usually very small column of spinal fluid that runs through the center of the spinal cord. It can also extend into the brainstem (syringobulbia). Most commonly, it is caused by trauma. However, tumors and developmental problems (chiari, tethered cord) need to be ruled out. Unless there is a structural cause, they usually do not require treatment. ...Read more

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Is hydromyelia present without having chiari?

It can be: Hydromyelia and/or syringomyelia can develop for many reasons, including trauma, tumors, developmental abnormalities and sometimes with no clear cause. Chiari malformations are commonly associated with these conditions, but not exclusively. ...Read more

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What to do if I have surgery for syringomyelia?

What to do if I have surgery for syringomyelia?

Response: Hope it turns out well. If you are unsure, get a second neurosurgical opinion. There are some surgeons who have loads of experience in this area, so, you might prefer a respected, skillful practitioner, who has performed many such procedures. ...Read more