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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 67--68

Secondary holocord syringomyelia with spinal hemangioblastoma: A report of two cases


Department of Neurosurgery, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College, Gokula Extension, Bangalore-560054, India

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K N Krishna
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Intramedullary spinal hemangioblastoma is well known to be accompanied by syringomyelia. However, holocord secondary syringomyelia is uncommon. We present 2 cases of spinal hemangioblastoma, one in the conus medullaris and the other in midthoracic region, accompanied by holocord syrinx. In both the cases the secondary syrinx resolved following successful total tumor excision with good neurological recovery.






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