I thank you very much for your prompt and kind reply. i shall follow your advice. One doubt is as i am taking many medicines for many ailments, does this contrast interfere or will have interaction with them. Kindly advise.I personally feel that i do not want to meddle with this as i am laready 70 year old. Do doctors suggest surgery if at all it is necessary for the elderly people like me.If not what will be my live in period with this syrinx.?is this a seryngo bulbia or syringomalacia or syringomeylia?
Thanks for the query.
Regarding the presence of syrinx at the level of C5-C6, possibilities could be related to cervical spondylosis (myelomalacia), undiagnosed syrinx since birth and rarely tumors. However, tumors in this region are rare in this age group.
As you are asymptomatic, a follow up scan at 3-6 months with contrast is a better option. If you notice any new symptoms, then an immediate scan is advised.
So I personally feel that you should go for a follow up scan with contrast after 3-6 months rather than going for a repeat scan at this point of time. However, please consult a physician to rule out cord compression (by cervical spondylosis) which would require immediate attention.
I thank you again for the query. I hope you found my response to be helpful and informative. If you have any additional concerns I would be happy to address them.
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