Spontaneous resolution of a Cervicothoracic syrinx in a child. Case report and review of the literature Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Spinal Cord
  • Syringomyelia
  • Thoracic Vertebrae

abstract

  • A child with near complete spontaneous resolution of a cervicothoracic syrinx and improvement in a Chiari type I malformation without surgical intervention is presented. The child was followed clinically with serial magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and has remained neurologically stable over an 11-year period. To our knowledge, only 3 pediatric cases of spontaneous resolution of a spinal cord syrinx as documented by MR imaging without surgical intervention have been reported. This case contributes to the literature on the natural history of syringes.

publication date

  • January 1999

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 10202308

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 43

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 30

number

  • 1