Summary of Syringomyelia
Flashcards on Syringomyelia
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is distinguished from syringomyelia by the fact that amyotrophic lateral sclerosis does not have (sensory/motor) deficits.
Questions on Syringomyelia
A 30-year-old woman comes to the clinic because of bilateral flaccid paralysis of the upper extremities. On physical examination, she has flaccid paralysis in both of her arms, as well as a loss of pain and temperature sensation in both arms. She also has a headache and neck pain exacerbated by cough and valsalva maneuver. She has no other identifiable symptoms other than headaches during exercise. Which of the following is her likely diagnosis?