Syringomyelia pp 111-192 | Cite as

Syringomyelia Associated with Diseases of the Spinal Canal



This chapter will describe the management of patients with disorders of the spinal canal that have caused a syrinx. A major problem in this group may be the exact localization of this underlying pathology. Tumors can be easily visualized with gadolinium-enhanced MRI. All other entities described below may offer diagnostic problems, so that counseling of the patient, indication for surgery, and planning the surgical strategy may be quite difficult. Nevertheless, it is our firm belief that idiopathic syringomyelia does not exist. In each patient, it is possible to identify the cause of syrinx formation. Therefore, every effort should be made to demonstrate the underlying disorder.


Spinal Cord Spinal Canal Tethered Cord Spinal Dysraphism Tethered Cord Syndrome 
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  1. 1.Klinikum Hannover Nordstadt Neurochirurgische KlinikHannoverGermany

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