CNS tumor
CNS cysts

Topic Completed: 1 February 2012

Revised: 31 December 2018, last major update February 2012

Copyright: (c) 2002-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Syrinx [title] central nervous system

Eman Abdelzaher, M.D., Ph.D.
Page views in 2018: 436
Page views in 2019 to date: 459
Cite this page: Abdelzaher E. Syrinx. website. Accessed October 21st, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Fluid filled cavity within spinal cord (syringomyelia) or brain stem (syringobulbia)
  • 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
Radiology images

Images hosted on other servers:

Cervical spine MRI

Back to top