Syringomyelia as a complication of tuberculous meningitis.Can J Neurol Sci. 1992 Feb; 19(1):84-7.CJ
Tuberculous meningitis may rarely be followed by the development of syringomyelia despite appropriate chemotherapy. In the present paper, we report a case of tuberculous meningitis in a 23-year-old Vietnamese male complicated by a rapidly progressive myelopathy due to granulomatous arachnoiditis which culminated in the development of a syrinx. The relevant literature is reviewed. The present case supports the hypothesis that vasculitic thrombosis of spinal cord vessels leading to ischemic myelomalacia is the mechanism causing postinflammatory syringomyelia.