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syrinx:

see panpipespanpipes,
 Pandean pipes
, or syrinx
, musical wind instrument, consisting of graduated tubes closed at one end and fastened together. The player holds the instrument vertically and blows into the open end of the tube; each tube has its own pitch.
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syrinx

[′sir·iŋks]
(paleontology)
A tube surrounding the pedicle in certain fossil brachiopods.
(vertebrate zoology)
The vocal organ in birds.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

syrinx

In ancient Egypt, a narrow and deep rock-cut channel or tunnel forming a characteristic feature of Egyptian tombs of the New Empire.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Syrinx

transformed into reeds which pursuing Pan made into pipe. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 232; Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses]
See: Music

Syrinx

nymph, pursued by Pan, was changed into a reed, from which Pan made his pipes. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 876]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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It is thought that absorption of haematomas, ischemia and oedema secondary to the force during trauma are involved in the pathogenesis of post-traumatic syrinxes. (20) In our patient, the scoliosis was already present when the syrinx was found on MRI.
Patients with symptomatic syrinxes have been described to initially present with pain, and then progress to dissociated loss of pain and temperature with preservation of light touch and proprioception.
Another method surgeons use when treating syrinxes caused by trauma is to expand the space around the spinal cord to relieve the destructive pressure.
* Draining of only one of multiple syrinxes with subsequent enlargement of an undrained syrinx