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Chiari malformation, cervical disc prolapse and syringomyelia--always think twice.
J Clin Neurosci. 2008 Apr; 15(4):474-6.JC

Abstract

We present the case of a 36-year-old man with neck pain and parasthesia of both upper limbs. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a cervical disc protrusion with spinal cord compression, a Chiari I malformation and cervical syringomyelia. On clinical grounds it was suspected that the cervical stenosis was the symptomatic pathology and an anterior cervical decompression was performed, followed by arthroplasty. Post-operative imaging demonstrated adequate canal decompression, preserved cervical mobility and near-complete resolution of the syrinx. Syringomyelia has a multitude of causes and synchronous pathology can occur. Cervical spondylosis is infrequently associated with syringomyelia. Chiari I malformations are increasingly incidentally detected and asymptomatic. This first report of arthroplasty for cervical spondylosis associated with syringomyelia adds to the growing body of experience with this new technology.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurosurgery, Royal North Shore Hospital, Pacific Highway, St. Leonards, 2065 New South Wales, Australia. dr.ball@optusnet.com.auNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18258433

Citation

Ball, Jonathon R., and Nicholas S. Little. "Chiari Malformation, Cervical Disc Prolapse and Syringomyelia--always Think Twice." Journal of Clinical Neuroscience : Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, vol. 15, no. 4, 2008, pp. 474-6.
Ball JR, Little NS. Chiari malformation, cervical disc prolapse and syringomyelia--always think twice. J Clin Neurosci. 2008;15(4):474-6.
Ball, J. R., & Little, N. S. (2008). Chiari malformation, cervical disc prolapse and syringomyelia--always think twice. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience : Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, 15(4), 474-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2006.10.026
Ball JR, Little NS. Chiari Malformation, Cervical Disc Prolapse and Syringomyelia--always Think Twice. J Clin Neurosci. 2008;15(4):474-6. PubMed PMID: 18258433.
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