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[Thermographic findings of syringomyelia].
No Shinkei Geka. 1988 Sep; 16(10):1149-54.NS

Abstract

Thermographic findings in 10 cases of syringomyelia were reported. 7 cases were associated with Arnold-Chiari malformation and 3 cases with spinal adhesive arachnoiditis. The cases included 3 men and 7 women, aged 7 to 56 years (mean age 27.7 years). Comparing the right side of the body with the left side, in 9 cases, thermography demonstrated asymmetric skin temperature of the trunk or extremities. MRI revealed laterality of the syrinx at the level of cervical or lumbo-sacral cord in 9 cases. The side with the lower temperature corresponded with the side of lateralized syrinx in 8 cases. Neurologically, 9 cases had laterality of sensory disturbance and 6 cases had asymmetric motor weakness. The side with the lower temperature also corresponded with the laterality of sensory disturbance in 8 cases, and the side of the motor weakness in 4 cases. Considering these findings, many of the patients with syringomyelia are thought to have asymmetric skin temperature. Intramedullary involvement of sympathetic pathway by the syrinx may cause such a change. As thermography is non-invasive and easy to carry out, it should be a useful method for estimating or even detecting cases of syringomyelia, especially when applied to out-patients.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Sapporo.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
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jpn

PubMed ID

3205358

Citation

Koyanagi, I, et al. "[Thermographic Findings of Syringomyelia]." No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery, vol. 16, no. 10, 1988, pp. 1149-54.
Koyanagi I, Iwasaki Y, Isu T, et al. [Thermographic findings of syringomyelia]. No Shinkei Geka. 1988;16(10):1149-54.
Koyanagi, I., Iwasaki, Y., Isu, T., Akino, M., Hida, K., Nagashima, M., Kuroda, S., Abe, H., & Tashiro, K. (1988). [Thermographic findings of syringomyelia]. No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery, 16(10), 1149-54.
Koyanagi I, et al. [Thermographic Findings of Syringomyelia]. No Shinkei Geka. 1988;16(10):1149-54. PubMed PMID: 3205358.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Thermographic findings of syringomyelia]. AU - Koyanagi,I, AU - Iwasaki,Y, AU - Isu,T, AU - Akino,M, AU - Hida,K, AU - Nagashima,M, AU - Kuroda,S, AU - Abe,H, AU - Tashiro,K, PY - 1988/9/1/pubmed PY - 1988/9/1/medline PY - 1988/9/1/entrez SP - 1149 EP - 54 JF - No shinkei geka. Neurological surgery JO - No Shinkei Geka VL - 16 IS - 10 N2 - Thermographic findings in 10 cases of syringomyelia were reported. 7 cases were associated with Arnold-Chiari malformation and 3 cases with spinal adhesive arachnoiditis. The cases included 3 men and 7 women, aged 7 to 56 years (mean age 27.7 years). Comparing the right side of the body with the left side, in 9 cases, thermography demonstrated asymmetric skin temperature of the trunk or extremities. MRI revealed laterality of the syrinx at the level of cervical or lumbo-sacral cord in 9 cases. The side with the lower temperature corresponded with the side of lateralized syrinx in 8 cases. Neurologically, 9 cases had laterality of sensory disturbance and 6 cases had asymmetric motor weakness. The side with the lower temperature also corresponded with the laterality of sensory disturbance in 8 cases, and the side of the motor weakness in 4 cases. Considering these findings, many of the patients with syringomyelia are thought to have asymmetric skin temperature. Intramedullary involvement of sympathetic pathway by the syrinx may cause such a change. As thermography is non-invasive and easy to carry out, it should be a useful method for estimating or even detecting cases of syringomyelia, especially when applied to out-patients. SN - 0301-2603 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/3205358/[Thermographic_findings_of_syringomyelia]_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/6981 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -