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  • progression
  • By recording more than 5 years of symptoms, muscle strength, general level of functioning, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan findings from individuals who receive standard treatment for syringomyelia, researchers can obtain more information about factors that influence its development, progression, and relief of symptoms. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • By identifying factors that influence syringomyelia progression and that affect the response to surgical treatment, we can acquire knowledge that will enable us to provide more accurate recommendations to future patients with syringomyelia regarding optimal surgical or non-surgical treatment of their condition. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Some patients with this form of the disorder also have hydrocephalus , in which cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the skull, or a condition called arachnoiditis , in which a covering of the spinal cord-the arachnoid membrane-is inflamed. (wikipedia.org)
  • canal
  • As a result, the lowest part of the brain, called the cerebellar tonsils, protrudes out of the hole at the bottom of the skull into the spinal canal. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • This is the most common cause of syringomyelia, where the anatomic abnormality which may be due to a small posterior fossa causes the lower part of the cerebellum to protrude from its normal location in the back of the head into the cervical or neck portion of the spinal canal. (wikipedia.org)
  • spine
  • Additional neurological and imaging tests if needed, including a lumbar puncture to collect spinal fluid, a myelogram (imaging study) of the spinal fluid, and a computed tomography scan of the skull and spine. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • surgery
  • In addition, some individuals with syringomyelia or related conditions are not considered to be good candidates for surgery, and more information is needed about potential alternative treatments for these individuals. (clinicaltrials.gov)