syringomyelia


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sy·rin·go·my·e·li·a

 (sə-rĭng′gō-mī-ē′lē-ə)
n.
A chronic disease of the spinal cord characterized by the presence of fluid-filled cavities and leading to spasticity and sensory disturbances.

[New Latin sȳringomyelia : Greek sūrinx, sūring-, spinal cavity + Greek muelos, marrow (from mūs, mouse, muscle; see mūs- in Indo-European roots).]

sy·rin′go·my·el′ic (-ĕl′ĭk) adj.
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syringomyelia

(səˌrɪŋɡəʊmaɪˈiːlɪə)
n
(Pathology) a chronic progressive disease of the spinal cord in which cavities form in the grey matter: characterized by loss of the sense of pain and temperature
[C19: syringo-, from Greek: syrinx + -myelia from Greek muelos marrow]
syringomyelic adj
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sy•rin•go•my•e•li•a

(səˌrɪŋ goʊ maɪˈi li ə)

n.
a disease of the spinal cord in which the nerve tissue is replaced by a fluid-filled cavity.
[1875–80; syringo- (comb. form of Greek sŷrinx syrinx) + myelia (see myelo-, -ia)]
sy•rin`go•my•el′ic (-ˈɛl ɪk) adj.
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Translations
syringomyelie
syringomyélie

sy·rin·go·my·e·li·a

[MIM*186700 and 272480]
n. siringomielia, enfermedad crónica progresiva de la columna vertebral caracterizada por cavidades llenas de líquido en la región cervical y que a veces se extiende a la médula oblongata.
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syringomyelia

n siringomielia
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We had three (7%) patients of syringomyelia of which two were male and one female with the mean age of presentation of 33 years.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the cervical spine done to rule out syringomyelia, was found to be normal.
Cornell's Department of Clinical Sciences has a new study that investigates the use of electroacupuncture for pain and/or scratching relief in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels with cervical spinal cord syringomyelia associated with Chiari-like malformation, which is a bony formation at the back of the skull.
The event was a tremendous success and raised over $10,000 for the Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation.
Although four types of CM have been described to date, types I and II account for the majority of the clinical cases.[1] The criterion for Chiari type I malformation (CM-I) is ectopia of the cerebellar tonsil >5 mm below the foramen magnum.[1] Syringomyelia of the cervical or cervicothoracic spinal cord may be seen and is typically present in 30 to 70% of patients with CM.[1-3] There are several non-specific symptoms of CM-I including headache, neck pain, gait disturbances, muscle weakness, numbness and other abnormal feelings in the arm and legs, visual disturbances, tinnitus, dizziness, dysphagia, hearing loss, and vomiting.[4]
Additionally, a patient with cavitation can develop a condition known as syringomyelia, which results in additional neurological and functional damage to the patient and can result in chronic pain.
"We are now trying to raise awareness so that many other people with Chiari, Scoliosis and Syringomyelia could have this simple and effective treatment too."
One mum discovered her daughter had been hiding two piercings from her, and only realised after her she accompanied her to hospital for a routine X-ray for her syringomyelia - a rare condition that can build up spinal fluid in the spinal cord.
Tripple A (Allgrove) syndrome: an unusual association with syringomyelia. Ital J Pediatr 2013; 39: 39.
Pauline McCann, 41, has been diagnosed with syringomyelia after suffering back pain over a number of years.
Abdominal wall weakness due to thoracic syringomyelia. Neurology.