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Your symptoms could be related to syrinx.
Thank you for posting your query.
I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and would try my best to help you.
I have noted your details. Syrinx can cause symptoms such as numbness, tingling, pain, weakness and urinary symptoms. Detailed MRI of spine would help in finding out the extent and size of syrinx, and to see if it is putting pressure on the spine nerves.
If the syrinx is large, surgery may be needed. For small syrinx, surgery is usually not advised.
MRI would also help in detecting any other disease that could be causing your symptoms.
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I agree with your neurosurgeon.
Thank you for getting back.
I have seen the MRI images, and I agree it is too small to be operated. The syrinx can cause pain over chest or abdomen, depending on its location and mechanical pressure over nerves.
There is no Chiari type I malformation in the current images.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)