Syringomyelia cyst (syrinx) in the spinal cordBy Mayo Clinic staff
Original Article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/IM03727
Syringomyelia cyst (syrinx) in the spinal cord
Syringomyelia develops when cerebrospinal fluid, which usually flows around the outside of your brain and spinal cord, collects inside your spinal cord and forms a fluid-filled cyst (syrinx). The arrows in this MRI image point to a syrinx within the spinal cord.