- •Syringomyelia is a fluid-filled cavity in the substance of the spinal cord.
- •A syrinx may expand and elongate over time and damage the spinal cord.
- •Weakness of upper limbs and stiffness in the back are common in syringomyelia.
- •A large syrinx may present with minimal symptoms and signs.
- •High index of suspicion is needed for early diagnosis and timely management.
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