Treatments for Syringomyelia
Treatment List for Syringomyelia
The list of treatments mentioned in various sources
includes the following list.
Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment
or change in treatment plans.
- Drainage of cyst
- No treatment - sometimes possible to avoid treatments if there is no progression.
- Avoid straining
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Medical news summaries about treatments for Syringomyelia:
The following medical news items
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Discussion of treatments for Syringomyelia:
Surgery is usually recommended for syringomyelia
patients. Recurrence of syringomyelia after surgery may make additional
operations necessary; these may not be completely successful over the long
In some patients it may be necessary to drain the syrinx, which can be
accomplished using a catheter, drainage tubes, and valves.
In the absence of symptoms, syringomyelia is usually not treated. In
addition, a physician may recommend not treating the condition in patients
of advanced age or in cases where there is no progression of symptoms.
Whether treated or not, many patients will be told to avoid activities
that involve straining.
(Source: excerpt from NINDS Syringomyelia Information Page: NINDS)
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