Familial syringomyelia: case report and review of the literature.

  title={Familial syringomyelia: case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Arash Zakeri and F. E. Glasauer and J G Egnatchik},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  volume={44 1},
BACKGROUND Syringomyelia is an uncommon disease of the spinal cord, occurring sporadically. However, rare familial cases with autosomal dominant or recessive inheritance patterns are reported and their incidence quoted as approximately 2%. Only one previous report originated from the United States. METHODS We present a brother and sister with syringomyelia and associated Chiari type I malformation; both patients responded to surgical treatment. We review the world literature and briefly… CONTINUE READING