Nontraumatic cervicothoracic syrinx as a cause of progressive neurologic dysfunction.

@article{Porensky2007NontraumaticCS,
  title={Nontraumatic cervicothoracic syrinx as a cause of progressive neurologic dysfunction.},
  author={Paul N Porensky and Kenji Muro and Aruna Ganju},
  journal={The journal of spinal cord medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={
          276-81
        }
}
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Syringomyelia is characterized by a fluid-filled cavity within the spinal cord. While its pathogenesis is currently debated, the relationship of syringomyelia with other conditions, such as Chiari I malformation and cord/column trauma, is well accepted. Despite these common associations, a nidus for syrinx formation has not been identified in a subset of patients. We report 2 patients with idiopathic cervicothoracic syringomyelia who presented with progressive neurologic… CONTINUE READING
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