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J Korean Neurol Assoc. 2013 May;31(2):125-128. Korean. Case Report.
Kang K , Seo JH , Hwang SK , Lee HW .
Department of Neurology, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
Department of Neurosurgery, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
Brain Science & Engineering Institute, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea.

Syringomyelia rarely accompanies hydrocephalus in the aged person except for the cases with a typical Chiari malformation. A 59-year-old woman developed progressive generalized weakness and gait disturbance for 9 years. MRI demonstrated marked enlargement of the cerebral ventricles and the longitudinal dilatation of central canal involving the entire spinal cord, whereas a typical Chiari malformation was absent. She was successfully treated by ventriculoperitoneal shunting. We report a hydrocephalic patient in her 50's accompanied by syringomyelia without a typical Chiari malformation.

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