Two forms of Syringomyelia Acquired or Congenital:
Generally, there are two forms of Syringomyelia (SM): acquired and congenital. One form of the disorder involves a part of the brain called the brainstem. When Syrinxes affect the brainstem, the condition is called Syringobulbia (SB).
Primary symptom of post-traumatic Syringomyelia (often referred to using the abbreviation of PTS) is pain. Symptoms such as pain, numbness, weakness, and disruption in temperature sensation may be limited to one side of the body. Syringomyelia can also adversely affect sweating, sexual function, and, later, bladder and bowel control. A typical cause of PTS would be a CAR ACCIDENT, sports injury, slip and fall or similar trauma involving a WHIP-LASH-INJURY.