What is the medical care for treatment of syringomyelia?

Updated: Nov 10, 2017
  • Author: Hassan Ahmad Hassan Al-Shatoury, MD, PhD, MHPE; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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No medical treatment is known for patients with syringomyelia. However, a chronic, stable clinical course is common. Identifying the underlying cause of syrinx formation is very important. Surgical treatment most likely will be necessary.

Neurorehabilitative care facilitates preservation of remaining neurological functions and prevents complications of quadriparesis such as infection and decubitus ulcers.


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