Six Year Old Daughter with Syrinx

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Six Year Old Daughter with Syrinx

Postby Tatiana » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:31 pm

Hello forum,

Scared and concerned parent here:

Our six year old daughter was rear-ended by a truck in September that totaled our car and the car in-front (in-fact the gentleman thereafter passed away).

My wife has a herniated disk in the neck and bulging disks now and my daughter went for an MRI due to some continuing pain which showed bulging discs C5/6 & C7/T1 and a possible Syrinx. Well today a further MRI revealed a Syrinx:

"There is straightening of thoracic kyphosis seen. Fatty marrow signal in the vertebral bodies is identified with maintenance of vertebral body heights. There is a syrinx in the thoracic spinal cord redemonstrated also seen on the prior cervical spine MRI study. This extends from the T4 level inferiorly to T11/12. Its maximal diameter is at the T7/8 level at 1.9 mm transversely x 1.6 mm AP dimension. The remainder of the thoracic spinal cord signal is unremarkable. The conus is seen at T12/L1. The paraspinal soft tissues are unremarkable.

The thoracic intervertebral discs show good disc hydration. No disc herniation or spinal stenosis is seen. Lateral recess and foramina appear maintained.

1. Thoracic spinal cord syrinx at 1.9 mm maximal dimension noted. This was also seen on the cervical spine MRI 1/15/2014.
2. Straightening of cervical lordosis may indicate musculoligamentous spasm or sprain.
3. The remainder of the study is unremarkable."

We have a couple of questions:
1. Is this likely from the accident of congenital?
2. Is 1.9mm large or small?
3. Does this usually demonstrate symptoms and if so, when usually.

Thanks for your advice and input.

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Re: Six Year Old Daughter with Syrinx

Postby syrinx48 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:22 am

I am so sorry that nobody answered your question. Perhaps that you can put this item also in the pediatric part. There are parents who perhaps can help you with your questions.

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