CNS tumor
Cysts
Syrinx


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PubMed Search: Syrinx [title] central nervous system

Eman Abdelzaher, M.D., Ph.D.
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Definition / general
  • Fluid filled cavity within spinal cord (syringomyelia) or brain stem (syringobulbia)
Terminology
  • Hydromyelia: accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) causing simple distention of central canal of spinal cord lined by ependymal cells
  • Syringomyelia: accumulation of CSF dissecting into surrounding white matter to form a paracentral cavity, not lined by ependyma
  • Syringohydromyelia: combination of both, seen in most cases
Etiology
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