Syringomyelia (sear-IN-go-my-EEL-ya) is a disorder in which a cyst forms within the spinal cord. This cyst, called a syrinx, expands and elongates over time, destroying the center of the spinal cord. Since the spinal cord connects the brain to nerves in the extremities, this damage results in pain, weakness, and stiffness in the back, shoulders, arms, or legs. Other symptoms may include headaches and a loss of the ability to feel extremes of hot or cold, especially in the hands. Each patient exp...
A column of nerve tissue that runs from the base of the skull down the back. It is surrounded by three protective membranes, and is enclosed within the vertebrae (back bones). The spinal cord and the brain make up the central nervous system, and spinal cord nerves carry most messages between the brain and the rest of the body.
Syringomyelia as related to Spinal Cord
- Syringomyelia Fact Sheet - ninds.nih.gov
What is syringomyelia? Syringomyelia (sear-IN-go-my-EEL-ya) is a disorder in which a cyst forms within the spinal cord. This cyst, called a syrinx, …
- Syringomyelia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Syringomyelia (/ s ᵻ ˌ r ɪ ŋ ɡ ə m aɪ ˈ iː l i ə, -ɡ oʊ-/) is a generic term referring to a disorder in which a cyst or cavity forms within the spinal cord.
- Syringomyelia - Spinal Cord Injury
Syringomyelia A post-traumatic enlargement of the central canal of the spinal cord is termed syringomyelia. It occurs in approximately 1-3% of ...
- Syringomyelia ("Syrinx") | Columbia Neurosurgery
Also known as syringomyelia and hydromyelia are commonly known as syrinx. Essentially, a syrinx is a fluid collection in the spinal cord. There are many ca
- Syringomyelia - National Organization for Rare Disorders
General Discussion. Summary. Syringomyelia is a condition characterized by a fluid-filled cavity or cyst known as a syrinx that forms within the spinal cord.
- Syringomyelia - Mayo Clinic
Syringomyelia (sih-ring-go-my-E-lee-uh) is the development of a fluid-filled cyst (syrinx) within your spinal cord. Over time, the cyst may enlarge, damaging your ...
- Spinal Cord Diseases or Disorders - United Spinal Association
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- Occult Spinal Dysraphism and Tethered Spinal Cord - CSF
The leading thought leaders and experts describe occult spinal dysraphism and tethered spinal cord.
- Central Cord Syndrome - Spinal Cord Injury Support
Central cord syndrome is a form of incomplete spinal cord injury (in which some of the signals from the brain to the body are not received), characterized by ...
- Syringomyelia Foundation - Christopher S. Burton ...
Click the video below to begin watching : Definition: Syringomyelia (SM) (Sear-IN-Joe-My-E-Lee-Uh), or "SM", is a chronic disorder of the spinal cord which consists ...