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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.

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Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine
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In brief: See your doctor

Sounds like your trying to make sense of a an MRI or ct report.
You obviously have some considerable health issues, and you doctors need to be explaining all of this in detail.

In brief: See your doctor

Sounds like your trying to make sense of a an MRI or ct report.
You obviously have some considerable health issues, and you doctors need to be explaining all of this in detail.
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Dr. Darrell Herrington
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: These terms are

Closely related and sometimes the interpetation of the imaging can vary from one person to another. Central canals can be variable in size and when they get too wide it is called a hydromyelia which imay be interchangeably used with the term syringomyelia.
You can get another opinion and even get several follow up mri's spaced out over months to see if there are any changes and a workup.

In brief: These terms are

Closely related and sometimes the interpetation of the imaging can vary from one person to another. Central canals can be variable in size and when they get too wide it is called a hydromyelia which imay be interchangeably used with the term syringomyelia.
You can get another opinion and even get several follow up mri's spaced out over months to see if there are any changes and a workup.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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