Clinical-Radiologic Dissociation in Post-traumatic Syringomyelia

World Neurosurg. 2021 Sep:153:9-10. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2021.06.063. Epub 2021 Jun 18.


Post-traumatic syringomyelia develops years to decades after spinal trauma in up to 28% of patients. We report a case of a man who developed extensive syringomyelia 14 years after spinal trauma, but had only minimal symptoms. Presumed pathophysiology of this condition and options for surgical management are briefly reviewed.

Keywords: Spinal cord diseases; Spinal cord injuries; Syringomyelia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Spinal Cord Injuries / complications*
  • Syringomyelia / etiology*
  • Time Factors