|Year : 1998 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 247--249
Syringomyelia presenting soon after cranial and possible spinal trauma : a case report.
G Vajramani, T Hegde, BI Devi, DSS KuJan-Mar
Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore - 560 029, India
A 30 year old man, who had a fall from the top of a vehicle, was operated for frontal extradural haematoma. In the post-operative period he was noted to have features of central cord syndrome. MRI of the cervical spine revealed a multiseptate cervicothoracic syringomyelia, suggesting a long standing but asymptomatic syrinx. A syrinx-subarachnoid shunt was placed through a C6 and C7 hemilaminectomy. Patient improved in neurological status postoperatively. The possible mechanism of conversion of an asymptomatic syrinx to symptomatic syrinx following cranial and possible spinal trauma shall be discussed.
Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore - 560 029
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