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  • Shunting of the syrinx cavity improves pain, motor function and sensory loss in some SCI patients post syringomyelia.
  • Untethering improves spasticity and motor and sensory loss post SCI-related syringomyelia.
  • Subarachnoid-subarachnoid bypass may improve motor and bladder functioning post SCI-related syringomyelia.
  • Cordectomy may improve motor and sensory function post SCI-related syringomyelia.
  • Cordectomy may improve quality of life post SCI-related syringomyelia.
  • Embryonic tissue transplantation may destroy syringomyelia cysts and improve sensory loss.