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Atypical syringomyelia without cavity in a patient with Chiari malformation and hydrocephalus.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 Jul 15; 32(16):E467-70.S

Abstract

STUDY DESIGN

A case report is presented.

OBJECTIVE

To investigate atypical syringomyelia without cavity.

SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA

Syringomyelia without frank cavity is rarely reported. The MR imaging appearance of this atypical syringomyelia may help to understand the mechanism leading to the development of syringomyelia.

METHODS

Data are given for one patient who underwent MR imaging; she had Chiari malformation and hydrocephalus.

RESULTS

The patient had enlarged spinal cords, and gray matter T2 prolongation without cavitation occurred in association with continued cerebrospinal fluid obstruction in upper spine and improved after surgical intervention 14 days later.

CONCLUSION

Obstruction of the cerebrospinal fluid pathways in the upper spine may result in spinal cord gray matter T2 prolongation that is reversible after restoration of patency of cerebrospinal fluid pathways and stress the importance of timely intervention to limit progression to syringomyelia.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Spine Surgery, Drum Tower Hospital, College of Medicine, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. wangr@public1.ptt.js.cnNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17632386

Citation

Wang, Rong, et al. "Atypical Syringomyelia Without Cavity in a Patient With Chiari Malformation and Hydrocephalus." Spine, vol. 32, no. 16, 2007, pp. E467-70.
Wang R, Qiu Y, Jiang J, et al. Atypical syringomyelia without cavity in a patient with Chiari malformation and hydrocephalus. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007;32(16):E467-70.
Wang, R., Qiu, Y., Jiang, J., & Liu, Z. (2007). Atypical syringomyelia without cavity in a patient with Chiari malformation and hydrocephalus. Spine, 32(16), E467-70.
Wang R, et al. Atypical Syringomyelia Without Cavity in a Patient With Chiari Malformation and Hydrocephalus. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 Jul 15;32(16):E467-70. PubMed PMID: 17632386.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Atypical syringomyelia without cavity in a patient with Chiari malformation and hydrocephalus. AU - Wang,Rong, AU - Qiu,Yong, AU - Jiang,Jian, AU - Liu,Zhijian, PY - 2007/7/17/pubmed PY - 2007/8/30/medline PY - 2007/7/17/entrez SP - E467 EP - 70 JF - Spine JO - Spine (Phila Pa 1976) VL - 32 IS - 16 N2 - STUDY DESIGN: A case report is presented. OBJECTIVE: To investigate atypical syringomyelia without cavity. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Syringomyelia without frank cavity is rarely reported. The MR imaging appearance of this atypical syringomyelia may help to understand the mechanism leading to the development of syringomyelia. METHODS: Data are given for one patient who underwent MR imaging; she had Chiari malformation and hydrocephalus. RESULTS: The patient had enlarged spinal cords, and gray matter T2 prolongation without cavitation occurred in association with continued cerebrospinal fluid obstruction in upper spine and improved after surgical intervention 14 days later. CONCLUSION: Obstruction of the cerebrospinal fluid pathways in the upper spine may result in spinal cord gray matter T2 prolongation that is reversible after restoration of patency of cerebrospinal fluid pathways and stress the importance of timely intervention to limit progression to syringomyelia. SN - 1528-1159 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17632386/Atypical_syringomyelia_without_cavity_in_a_patient_with_Chiari_malformation_and_hydrocephalus_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0b013e3180dc980e DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -