Syringohydromyelia as a complication of Goldenhar syndrome

Childs Nerv Syst. 1995 Dec;11(12):708-11. doi: 10.1007/BF00262236.


Goldenhar syndrome is a multifocal developmental disorder consisting of ocular, auricular and vertebral anomalies. A case of Goldenhar syndrome is presented with a previously undescribed association with syringohydromelia. The pertinent literature is reviewed and possible mechanisms of the pathogenesis of syringohydromyelia in this syndrome are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Goldenhar Syndrome / complications*
  • Goldenhar Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Myelography
  • Spinal Canal / physiopathology*
  • Syringomyelia / diagnosis
  • Syringomyelia / etiology*
  • Syringomyelia / physiopathology*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed