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What is zyringomyelia formation?

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Dr. Estrada Bernard
Neurosurgery

In brief: Syringomyelia

Syringomyelia refers to a cyst in the spinal cord.
It sometimes may be associated with a tumor but most often not. Small, incidental syrinxes do not require treatment while larger ones associated with spinal cord dysfunction may require surgery. For cases associated with a chiari malformation, surgery to address the chiari malformation often leads to improvement of the syrinx.

In brief: Syringomyelia

Syringomyelia refers to a cyst in the spinal cord.
It sometimes may be associated with a tumor but most often not. Small, incidental syrinxes do not require treatment while larger ones associated with spinal cord dysfunction may require surgery. For cases associated with a chiari malformation, surgery to address the chiari malformation often leads to improvement of the syrinx.
Dr. Estrada Bernard
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