Syringoencephalomyelia (Syringocephalus)

Richard G. Berry, Richard A. Chambers, Fred D. Lublin

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This is the fourth recorded patient with extension of syringomyelia into the brain rostral to the mesencephalon verified at autopsy. A syrinx was demonstrated from the low thoracic segments of the spinal cord to the cervico-medullary junction, where a fibrovascular malformation and dural-arachnoid adhesions deformed the pyramids. Cavities in the spinal cord were continuous, with rostral glial-Iined cavities in both corticospinal tracts through a system of sponge-like tubes. The rostral extent of these cavities on the right was the centrum semi-ovale above the neostriatum; on the left, the cavities extended to the diencephalon. A classical lateral-dorsal syringobulbia in the right medulla accompanied the syringoencephalomyelia (syringocephalus).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633-644
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1981
Externally publishedYes


  • Malformation
  • Syringobulbia
  • Syringocephalus
  • Syringomyelia
  • Vascular


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