A single-center experience with eccentric syringomyelia found with pediatric Chiari I malformation

Child's Nervous System, 05/17/2012

The minority of the patients with hindbrain–induced syringomyelia were found to have an eccentrically located syrinx. Of these, most will have symptoms localized to the abnormal fluid–filled cavity, and these may not decrease in size as much as centrally located syringes following posterior fossa decompression. However, all symptoms decreased in those operated. Based on the literature, non–hindbrain–induced syringomyelia is more likely to result in an eccentrically placed syrinx. The mechanism for this is yet to be elucidated.

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