What Is Syringomyelia?

Syringomyelia is a condition where a fluid-filled cavity, called a syrinx, develops in the spinal cord. Often a syrinx arises as a result of pressure in the spinal canal and obstruction of the cerebrospinal fluid. The syrinx can grow and injure the spinal cord and nerves. It can be caused by a Chiari malformation, congenital process, tumor or trauma.

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