syringomyelia

A fluid filled cavity in the spinal cord.
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Syringomyelia

A pain disorder caused by the formation of a large fluid-filled space (a syrinx) within the centre of the spinal cord.
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Syringomyelia

A progressive condition of the spinal cord leading to weakness of upper and lower limbs and particularly with loss of pain and temperature sensation in the arms.
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Syringomyelia

condition in which there is the development of an abnormal cyst-like structure in the middle of the spinal cord. It characteristically presents with dissociated sensory loss as the pain and temperature fibres forming the spinothalamic tract being preferentially affected. If this extends up into the brainstem it is termed syringobulbia
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syringomyelia

<radiology> Syrinx, congenital: 90% associated with Arnold-Chiari, acquired: trauma, tumour, infection, haemorrhage, syringomyelia dissection of cerebrospinal fluid within cord no ependymal lining, hydromyelia dilatation of central canal lined by ependyma associated with, myelomeningocele, Arnold-Chiari malformation, Dandy-Walker cyst, Klippe...
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syringomyelia

(sĭ-ring″go-mi-e´le-ә) a slowly progressive syndrome in which cavitation occurs in segments of the spinal cord, usually in the cervical region. The lesions may extend up into the medulla oblongata (syringobulbia) or down into the thoracic region. The condition may be congenital or arise secondary to tum...
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syringomyelia

chronic, progressive disease characterized principally by the development of a cyst, called a syrinx, near the spinal cord or brain stem. Symptoms ... [3 related articles]
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Syringomyelia

Syringomyelia is a chronic progressive disease of the spinal cord in which cavities form in the grey matter. It is characterised by the loss of the senses of pain and temperature.
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syringomyelia

Type: Term Pronunciation: sĭ-ring′gō-mī-ē′lē-ă Definitions: 1. The presence in the spinal cord of longitudinal cavities lined by dense, gliogenous tissue, which is not caused by vascular insufficiency. Syringomyelia is marked clinically by pain and paresthesia, followed by muscular atrophy of the hands and ...
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Syringomyelia

Syringomyelia ə is a generic term referring to a disorder in which a cyst or cavity forms within the spinal cord. This cyst, called a syrinx, can expand and elongate over time, destroying the spinal cord. The damage may result in pain, paralysis, weakness, and stiffness in the back, shoulders, and extremities. Syringomyelia may also cause a loss ...
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