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Benign syringomyelia with the abortive type of the course

https://doi.org/10.14412/2074-2711-2018-3-91-96

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Syringomyelia is a chronic disease with progressive cavitation and clinical presentations of spinal cord injury. The paper describes clinical cases of a rare benign variant of syringomyelia with spontaneous cavity collapse. The peculiarity of the described clinical cases is childhood-onset of the disease, lack of progression and/or development of myelopathic symptoms, and signs of syringomyelia cavity collapse according to magnetic resonance imaging findings. The authors designate this childhood-onset variant of the disease as abortive. The tendency towards collapse in the cavity in these patients may be due to a single pathogenetic mechanism, which is of interest for a further investigation.

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E. G. Mendelevich
Kazan State Medical University, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan
Russian Federation
Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation


Ch. S. Nurullina
Kazan State Medical University, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan
Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation


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Mendelevich E.G., Nurullina C.S. Benign syringomyelia with the abortive type of the course. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2018;10(3):91-96. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.14412/2074-2711-2018-3-91-96

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