A child with near complete spontaneous resolution of a cervicothoracic syrinx and improvement in a Chiari type I malformation without surgical intervention is presented. The child was followed clinically with serial magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and has remained neurologically stable over an 11-year period. To our knowledge, only 3 pediatric cases of spontaneous resolution of a spinal cord syrinx as documented by MR imaging without surgical intervention have been reported. This case contributes to the literature on the natural history of syringes.
- Chiari type I malformation Magnetic resonance imaging
- Spinal cord
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Clinical Neurology