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
- Syrinx: Spinal Cord Disorders: Merck Manual Home Edition
A syrinx is a fluid-filled cavity that develops in the spinal cord (called syringomyelia), in the brain stem (called syringobulbia), or in both.
- Syringomyelia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Syringomyelia / s ɪ ˌ r ɪ ŋ ɡ ɵ m aɪ ˈ iː l i ə / is a generic term referring to a disorder in which a cyst or cavity forms within the spinal cord. This ...
- Syringomyelia Fact Sheet: National Institute of ...
Syringomyelia (sear-IN-go-my-EEL-ya) is a disorder in which a cyst forms within the spinal cord. This cyst, called a syrinx ...
- Spinal cord syrinx - RightDiagnosis.com
Spinal cord syrinx information including symptoms, causes, diseases, symptoms, treatments, and other medical and health issues.
- Posttraumatic Syringomyelia - Spinal Cord Medicine - NCBI ...
Syringomyelia may have no symptoms, but if the damage to the spinal cord progresses, it leads to pain, weakness and stiffness in the back, shoulders, arms or legs.
- Syringomyelia / Tethered Cord - Spinal Cord Injury ...
Post-traumatic syringomyelia and tethered spinal cord can occur following spinal cord injury. It can occur from two months to many decades after injury.
- syrinx : Spinal cord issues
I think on balance it is clear that the syrinx cannot explain all of your symptoms. This is because the nerves that involve feeling of the upper neck and head do not ...
- Spinal cord - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The spinal cord is a long, thin, tubular bundle of nervous tissue and support cells that extends from the brain (the medulla oblongata specifically).
- Syringomyelia - Washington University in St. Louis
Definition. Pathology: Cavitation & gliosis; Location Spinal cord: Usually cervical or thoracic; Medulla; Course: Chronic; Clinical syndrome. Epidemiology