Neurophysiologic Assessment of Urinary Dysfunction in Children With Thoracic Syringomyelia

Milind J. Kothari, R. Michael Scott, Mary Kelly, Mary Darbey, Stuart Bauer

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Isolated syringomyelia of the thoracic portion of the spinal cord is relatively uncommon. In children, signs and symptoms may involve only the urinary system. Five children who presented for evaluation of urinary tract dysfunction were found to have syringomyelia of the thoracic cord not associated with any other central nervous system abnormality on radiographic imaging. Each child underwent a complete neurologic examination and a complete electrophysiologic/urodynamic evaluation. One patient underwent surgical drainage of the syrinx due to progression of neurologic deficit, with slight improvement; three patients were treated pharmacologically to control the urinary dysfunction. (J Child Neurol 1995;10:451-454).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-454
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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