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Siringomelia

Were you looking for information about Syringomyelia? Siringomelia is a common misspelling of syringomyelia.
 
Syringomyelia is a condition that usually forms during fetal development (although it can occur with other conditions as well). This condition causes a cyst to form within the spinal cord, which will expand and lengthen over time until it destroys the center of the spinal cord. Symptoms of this condition typically begin in childhood and can include things such as headaches, chronic severe pain, and a loss of ability to feel hot or cold (especially in the hands). This condition is typically treated with surgery.
 
(For the complete eMedTV article on this condition, click Syringomyelia. This article offers an in-depth look at possible causes and symptoms of this condition, including information on the prognosis of syringomyelia. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
 
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