Abstract

Syringomyelia is an uncommon disease that is caused most often by type I Chiari malformation, which develops in the hindbrain, and less frequently by other factors which are not limited to the hindbrain, including trauma, infection, or scoliosis. Idiopathic syringomyelia is rare. We present in this article a patient with idiopathic syringomyelia characterized by hypoesthesia and progressive weakness in the left lower limb. Decompression was attempted by means of laminectomy and a syringoarachnoid shunt. Motor, sensory, and bladder functions were monitored by the change in Japanese Orthopedic Association scores, which increased from 10 points preoperatively to 14 points 30 days postoperatively. This case demonstrates the effectiveness of surgical decompression in a patient with remarkable neurological deficit.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActa Neurochirurgica, Supplementum
Pages117-120
Number of pages4
Edition99
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameActa Neurochirurgica, Supplementum
Number99
ISSN (Print)00651419

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Syringomyelia
Rhombencephalon
Arnold-Chiari Malformation
Surgical Decompression
Laminectomy
Hypesthesia
Scoliosis
Decompression
Orthopedics
Lower Extremity
Urinary Bladder
Wounds and Injuries
Infection

Keywords

  • Idiopathic syringomyelia
  • neurological deficit
  • syringoarachnoid shunting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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Lin, J-W., Lin, M. S., Lin, C-M., Tseng, C. H., Tsai, S-H., Kan, I. H., & Chiu, W-T. (2006). Idiopathic syringomyelia: Case report and review of the literature. In Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplementum (99 ed., pp. 117-120). (Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplementum; No. 99). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-211-35205-2-22

Idiopathic syringomyelia : Case report and review of the literature. / Lin, Jia-Wei; Lin, Muh Shi; Lin, Chien-Min; Tseng, C. H.; Tsai, Shin-Han; Kan, I. H.; Chiu, Wen-Ta.

Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplementum. 99. ed. 2006. p. 117-120 (Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplementum; No. 99).

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Lin, J-W, Lin, MS, Lin, C-M, Tseng, CH, Tsai, S-H, Kan, IH & Chiu, W-T 2006, Idiopathic syringomyelia: Case report and review of the literature. in Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplementum. 99 edn, Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplementum, no. 99, pp. 117-120. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-211-35205-2-22
Lin J-W, Lin MS, Lin C-M, Tseng CH, Tsai S-H, Kan IH et al. Idiopathic syringomyelia: Case report and review of the literature. In Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplementum. 99 ed. 2006. p. 117-120. (Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplementum; 99). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-211-35205-2-22
Lin, Jia-Wei ; Lin, Muh Shi ; Lin, Chien-Min ; Tseng, C. H. ; Tsai, Shin-Han ; Kan, I. H. ; Chiu, Wen-Ta. / Idiopathic syringomyelia : Case report and review of the literature. Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplementum. 99. ed. 2006. pp. 117-120 (Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplementum; 99).
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