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Article
November 1983

Syringomesencephalia: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Dr Samples), Neurology (Dr Howard), and Anatomic Pathology (Dr Okazaki), Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn.

Arch Neurol. 1983;40(12):757-759. doi:10.1001/archneur.1983.04050110075015
Abstract

• A woman had progressive neurologic deterioration attributed to multiple sclerosis. Ophthalmologic findings were consistent with a unilateral lesion of the medial longitudinal fasciculus. Autopsy disclosed a mesencephalic syrinx and cerebellar atrophy secondary to alcoholism. Syringomesencephalia is distinctly uncommon; this is the third known case to our knowledge.

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