Spontaneous drainage of syringomyelia. Report of two cases

A. Santoro, R. Delfini, G. Innocenzi, C. Di Biasi, G. Trasimeni, G. Gualdi

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Two cases are reported of Arnold-Chiari type I malformation associated with syringomyelia, in which magnetic resonance (MR) imaging revealed spontaneous decompression of the syrinx. In one case axial MR imaging sections showed a communication between the syrinx and the spinal subarachnoid space, which supports the hypothesis that fissuring of the cord parenchyma is instrumental in the spontaneous resolution of syringomyelia. The MR imaging changes were not accompanied by variations in the patients' clinical course.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-134
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993


  • Arnold-Chiari malformation
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • syringomyelia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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