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It is possible that the main title of the report Syringobulbia is not the name you expected.
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.
American Syringomyelia & Chiari Alliance Project
P.O. Box 1586
Longview, TX 75606-1586
National Spinal Cord Injury Association
75-20 Astoria Blvd
Jackson Heights, NY 11370
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
American Spinal Injury Association
2020 Peachtree Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
World Arnold Chiari Malformation Association
31 Newtown Woods Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Christopher S. Burton Syringomyelia Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 100335
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33310-0335
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