Periodic limb movements in syringomyelia and syringobulbia.


Twenty-six patients with syringomyelia were studied with polysomnography to determine the frequency of periodic limb movements (PLM) and its relationship to the presence of a Chiari anomaly, the severity of corticospinal tract involvement, and localization of the syrinx. Sixteen patients showed PLM in stages I and II of non-REM sleep and three PLM also… (More)