What Is Syringomyelia?

What Is Syringomyelia?

Syringomyelia is a cyst in the spinal cord. Another name for this is “hydromyelia”. Syringomyelia is sometimes seen coincidentally in MR images and is followed up to see whether it will grow over time. Because these cysts may be associated with a spinal tumor that can appear and be diagnosed only over time.

Sometimes it may be necessary to treat them surgically in the presence of severe complaints, such as marked numbness in the arms and shoulders. Although the surgical treatment of these cysts consists of opening the cyst and evacuating it with the help of a thin tube called a shunt, there is a great benefit in choosing experienced surgeons; considering paralysis and other serious problems that may arise after the surgery.

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