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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2003;33(5): 521-524.
Syringomyelia Associated with Posterior Fossa Tumor: Case Report.
Bo Ra Seo, Shin Jung, Sam Suk Kang
Department of Neurosurgery, Chonnam National University Hospital & Medical School, Gwangju, Korea. sjung@chonnam.ac.kr
The authors describe three patients of syringomyelia associated with posterior fossa tumor. The lesions were diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging. Total removal of tumor without decompression of foramen magnum was done and regression of syringomyelia and improvement of symptoms were demonstrated. It is suggested that the blockage of cerebrospinal fluid flow at the foramen magnum by tonsilar herniation may play an important role in syrinx formation.
Key Words: Syringomyelia; Posterior fossa tumor
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