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SYRINGOBULBIA: WHAT IS SYRINGOBULBIA?

Read about syringobulbia medical facts: what is the definition of syringobulbia, what are the signs and symptoms, and related syringobulbia diseases.

Definition: What is "Syringobulbia"?

SYRINGOBULBIA

Syringobulbia is a neurological disorder marked by a fluid-filled cavity (syrinx) within the spinal cord that extends to involve the brainstem (medulla). It typically occurs as a slit-like gap within the lower brainstem that may affect one or more of the cranial nerves, causing facial palsies of various kinds. Additionally, sensory & motor nerve pathways may be affected by compression and/or interruption. This disorder is closely associated with syringomyelia, in which the syrinx is limited to the spinal cord & to the Chiari I malformation.

Symptoms & Signs

Some symptoms include vocal chord paralysis, tongue atrophy, tongue fibrillation, speaking difficulty & vertigo.



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