Scientific article

Kommunizierende Syringomyelie und Syringobulbie nach Operation eines spinalen epiduralen Tuberkuloms

Published inNervenarzt, vol. 63, no. 6, p. 378-381
Publication date1992

In a 46 year old patient a syringomyelia and syringobulbia were diagnosed clinically 18 years after a transverse lesion of the cord and removal of an epidural spinal tuberculoma. Post-myelographic CT and NMR scans showed a communicating syringomyelia and syringobulbia. A flavectomy was performed and a syringopleural shunt implanted. The operation was successful by neuroradiological criteria. Clinically there was a worsening of the spastic gait during one-year follow up. Neuroradiological findings and etiology of the syrinx are discussed, and a causal relationship to the tuberculoma is proposed.

  • Brain Stem/pathology/surgery
  • Epidural Space
  • Humans
  • Laminectomy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications/diagnosis/surgery
  • Reoperation
  • Spinal Cord Compression/diagnosis/surgery
  • Syringomyelia/diagnosis/surgery
  • Thoracic Vertebrae/pathology/surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Tuberculoma/diagnosis/surgery
  • Tuberculosis, Spinal/diagnosis/surgery
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
Citation (ISO format)
KRACK, Paul et al. Kommunizierende Syringomyelie und Syringobulbie nach Operation eines spinalen epiduralen Tuberkuloms. In: Nervenarzt, 1992, vol. 63, n° 6, p. 378–381.
ISSN of the journal0028-2804

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