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Spontaneous resolution of a cervicothoracic syrinx in a child. Case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10202308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A child with near complete spontaneous resolution of a cervicothoracic syrinx and improvement in a Chiari type I malformation without surgical intervention is presented. The child was followed clinically with serial magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and has remained neurologically stable over an 11-year period. To our knowledge, only 3 pediatric cases of spontaneous resolution of a spinal cord syrinx as documented by MR imaging without surgical intervention have been reported. This case contributes to the literature on the natural history of syringes.
A M Avellino; G W Britz; J R McDowell; D W Shaw; R G Ellenbogen; T S Roberts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurosurgery     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1016-2291     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Publication Date:  1999 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-09-09     Completed Date:  1999-09-09     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114967     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine and Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle, Wash. 98105, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple
Arnold-Chiari Malformation / complications
Atrophy / pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Remission, Spontaneous
Spinal Cord / pathology*
Syringomyelia / complications,  pathology*
Thoracic Vertebrae / pathology*

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