Spontaneous resolution of a Cervicothoracic syrinx in a child. Case report and review of the literature

Anthony M. Avellino, Gavin W. Britz, James R. McDowell, Dennis W. Shaw, Richard G. Ellenbogen, Theodore S. Roberts

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-46
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

Keywords

  • Chiari type I malformation Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Spinal cord
  • Syringomyelia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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