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.
Canal. Syringomyelia is a hollow canal in the spinal cord. Sometimes it can be associated with other conditions such as chiari malformation or spinal cord trauma. Would follow up with a neurologist or neurosurgeon if causing symptoms.