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Do people with chiari malformations get syringomyelia more often than other people?
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Syringomyelia is a condition characterized by a fluid-filled cyst in the spinal cord.
In some instances, syringomyelia is caused by an injury. However, there are also some cases that are present at birth. Often, individuals with chiari malformaton type1 are also diagnosed with syringomyelia.

In brief: Looks like
Syringomyelia is a condition characterized by a fluid-filled cyst in the spinal cord.
In some instances, syringomyelia is caused by an injury. However, there are also some cases that are present at birth. Often, individuals with chiari malformaton type1 are also diagnosed with syringomyelia.
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery
In brief: Yes
Chiari malformation is associated with syringomyelia.
Despite this, most people with chiari malformations don't get a syrinx.

In brief: Yes
Chiari malformation is associated with syringomyelia.
Despite this, most people with chiari malformations don't get a syrinx.
Dr. Roger Frankel
Dr. Roger Frankel
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