Syringomyelia in a man with sarcoidosis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Sarcoidosis, generally a systemic ailment, uncommonly affects the central nervous system. It only rarely affects the spinal cord alone or in combination with other areas. Syringomyelia has never been associated with sarcoidosis. We report the case of a 32-year-old man with sarcoidosis who presented with surgically verified syringomyelia. The pertinent literature is reviewed. The mechanisms by which sarcoidosis could cause a syrinx are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rawlings, CE; Saris, SC; Muraki, A; Friedman, A

Published Date

  • June 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 805 - 807

PubMed ID

  • 3736812

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-396X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1227/00006123-198606000-00025


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States