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Syringobulbia


Synonyms of Syringobulbia
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Disorder Subdivisions

  • No synonyms found


General Discussion
Syringobulbia is a neurological disorder characterized by a fluid-filled cavity (syrinx) within the spinal cord that extends to involve the brainstem (medulla). It usually occurs as a slit-like gap within the lower brainstem that may affect one or more of the cranial nerves, causing facial palsies of various kinds. In addition, sensory and motor nerve pathways may be affected by compression and/or interruption. This disorder is intimately associated with syringomyelia, in which the syrinx is limited to the spinal cord, and to the Chiari I malformation.

Organizations related to Syringobulbia
  • American Spinal Injury Association
    345 East Superior
    Chicago IL 60611
    Phone #: 312-238-6207
    800 #: --
    e-mail: mars@northwestern.edu
    Home page: N/A
  • American Syringomyelia Alliance Project, Inc. (ASAP)
    300 N. Green Street, Suite 412
    Longview TX 75601
    Phone #: 903-236-7079
    800 #: 800-272-7282
    e-mail: info@asap.org
    Home page: http://www.asap.org
  • Christopher S. Burton Syringomyelia Foundation, Inc.
    3701 NW 5th Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale FL 33309
    Phone #: 954-727-5137
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: info@thesmfoundation.org
    Home page: http://www.theSMfoundation.org
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
    31 Center Drive
    Bethesda MD 20892-2540
    Phone #: 301-496-5751
    800 #: 800-352-9424
    e-mail: braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
    Home page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/
  • National Spinal Cord Injury Association
    6701 Democracy
    Bethesda MD 20817
    Phone #: 301-214-4006
    800 #: 800-962-9629
    e-mail: info@spinalcord.org
    Home page: http://www.spinalcord.org
  • World Arnold Chiari Malformation Association
    31 Newtown Woods Road
    Newtown Square PA 19073
    Phone #: 610-353-4737
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: internautbhm2@comcast.net
    Home page: http://www.wacma.com



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