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Spinal cord syrinxes

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Spinal Cord Syrinx Overview:

  • Formation of a fluid-filled cyst (syrinx) within the spinal cord

  • Can lead to compression of the spinal cord, causing neurological symptoms

Types of Spinal Cord Syrinxes:

  1. Syringomyelia:

    • Central cyst within the spinal cord

    • Often associated with conditions like Chiari malformation or trauma

  2. Hydromyelia:

    • Enlarged central canal containing excess cerebrospinal fluid

    • Can be congenital or acquired due to injury or infection

Causes of Spinal Cord Syrinxes:

  • Chiari malformation (structural defects in the base of the skull)

  • Spinal cord injury or trauma

  • Tumors or masses affecting spinal cord fluid flow

  • Idiopathic (unknown cause)

Signs and Diagnosis:

  • Symptoms may include pain, weakness, sensory changes, and loss of coordination

  • Diagnosis through imaging studies (MRI) to visualize the syrinx and its impact on the spinal cord

Treatment Approaches:

  • Conservative Measures:

    • Monitoring without intervention for stable or asymptomatic syrinxes

    • Pain management and physical therapy

  • Surgical Intervention:

    • Decompression surgery to address underlying causes (e.g., Chiari malformation)

    • Drainage or shunting procedures to redirect fluid and relieve pressure

NYPMD Specialists for Spinal Cord Syrinxes:

  • Specialized evaluation by NYPMD specialists outside New York

  • Expertise in managing spinal cord syrinxes and associated conditions

  • Collaborative approach with neurosurgeons and other specialists for comprehensive patient care

What You Can Expect at NYPMD for Spinal Cord Syrinxes:

  • Thorough assessment of spinal cord syrinxes and associated symptoms

  • Personalized treatment plans tailored to individual needs

  • Conservative or surgical interventions based on the nature and severity of the syrinx

  • Holistic support for improved spinal function and overall well-being

It's important to get evaluated by a top New York injury doctor in the first 72 hours after your accident. 

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