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Arnold Chiari Malformation/scoliosis/spinal lesions

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  • Arnold Chiari Malformation/scoliosis/spinal lesions

    My name is Sharla. I am a 45 year old female. I have been diagnosed with Arnold Chiari Malformation, scoliosis, and have two spinal lesions; one at C4 -9 x 8 x 7 mm and one at T2- 8 x 8 x 8 mm. The doctor advised these are possibly hemangiomas. I am wondering if these might be syringomyelia. Please advise.
    Thank you.
    Sharla K.

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    A hemangioma is a abnormal growth of blood vessels that can both compress the cord and "steal" blood or bleed, causing loss of blood supply to the cord. That is quite different from a syrinx, which is a cavity or fluid filled cyst inside the cord. Both can cause damage to the cord though, and should require consultation by at least two neurosurgeons who specialize in these problems to determine what treatment is appropriate.

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