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Epidemiology

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Syringomyelia occurs in approximately 2% of individuals with SCI (Klekamp & Samii 2002). No relationship has been reported between the level of SCI and the likelihood of developing syringomyelia. Incidence rates are similar in individuals with either tetraplegia or paraplegia (Brodbelt & Stoodley 2003; Klekamp & Samii 2002; Ko et al. 2012). However, an increased risk of post-traumatic syringomyelia has been reported in complete SCI individuals (Vannemreddy et al. 2002; Kramer & Levine 1997).