Syringomyelia associated with Chiari i malformation

Marta Lucchetta, Annachiara Cagnin, Milena Calderone, Renzo Manara, Antonino Rotilio, Chiara Briani

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Abstract

An 18-year-old man with progressive paraparesis, thermal hypoesthesia, sweating abnormalities, bladder dysfunction, severe orthostatic hypotension, bilateral Babinski sign, underwent a brain MRI scan that showed downward displacement of cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum, consistent with Chiari I malformation, compression of the brainstem-spinal cord junction, and C1-D11 syringomyelia (6.5 mm diameter at C2 level) consistent with Chiari I syndrome. Suboccipital craniectomy and duraplasty were performed. A C2 partial laminectomy and ablation of posterior arch of the atlas was performed. MRI scans 4 days and 1 month after surgery showed a dramatic syringomyelia reabsorption (2.5 and 1 mm, respectively) associated with complete clinical recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-526
Number of pages2
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

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Syringomyelia
Babinski's Reflex
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Foramen Magnum
Paraparesis
Orthostatic Hypotension
Spinal Cord Compression
Sweating
Laminectomy
Hypesthesia
Atlases
Palatine Tonsil
Brain Stem
Urinary Bladder
Brain

Keywords

  • Chiari I malformation
  • MRI
  • Syringomyelia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Dermatology

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Lucchetta, M., Cagnin, A., Calderone, M., Manara, R., Rotilio, A., & Briani, C. (2009). Syringomyelia associated with Chiari i malformation. Neurological Sciences, 30(6), 525-526. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10072-009-0133-8

Syringomyelia associated with Chiari i malformation. / Lucchetta, Marta; Cagnin, Annachiara; Calderone, Milena; Manara, Renzo; Rotilio, Antonino; Briani, Chiara.

In: Neurological Sciences, Vol. 30, No. 6, 12.2009, p. 525-526.

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Lucchetta, M, Cagnin, A, Calderone, M, Manara, R, Rotilio, A & Briani, C 2009, 'Syringomyelia associated with Chiari i malformation', Neurological Sciences, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 525-526. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10072-009-0133-8
Lucchetta M, Cagnin A, Calderone M, Manara R, Rotilio A, Briani C. Syringomyelia associated with Chiari i malformation. Neurological Sciences. 2009 Dec;30(6):525-526. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10072-009-0133-8
Lucchetta, Marta ; Cagnin, Annachiara ; Calderone, Milena ; Manara, Renzo ; Rotilio, Antonino ; Briani, Chiara. / Syringomyelia associated with Chiari i malformation. In: Neurological Sciences. 2009 ; Vol. 30, No. 6. pp. 525-526.
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