Differentiation of tumor from syringohydromyelia: intraoperative neurosonography of the spinal cord.

@article{Hutchins1984DifferentiationOT,
  title={Differentiation of tumor from syringohydromyelia: intraoperative neurosonography of the spinal cord.},
  author={W W Hutchins and Robert L. Vogelzang and Harvey L. Neiman and I L Fuld and Lawrence Kowal},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1984},
  volume={151 1},
  pages={171-4}
}
Real-time ultrasonography was useful in differentiating tumor from syringohydromyelia as the cause of cervical cord widening in four patients. Those with syringohydromyelia had a smooth, regular, cystic space located symmetrically in the spinal cord. Tumor appeared as an echogenic, hypoechoic, or cystic expansile lesion that both narrowed the subarachnoid space and obliterated the spinal canal. When intraoperative sonography detects cystic lesions of the spinal cord, careful search for the… CONTINUE READING