Chiari I malformation with syringomyelia

Case contributed by Dr Praveen Jha

Presentation

Upper limb weakness with tingling and numbness. Normal mental development.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

Herniation of cerebellar tonsil is seen, with a large cervicodorsal syrinx extending from C1 to D7-D8 level.

Case Discussion

This is a classical presentation of syringomyelia. Case was followed up later after a year (images not included), and lesion was stable. Chiari I malformation is a finding which may be concurrent or associated.

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Case information

rID: 16995
Case created: 7th Mar 2012
Last edited: 16th Jan 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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