1. SYN: central canal. 2. A meningomyelocele in which there is a cavity in the ectopic spinal cord. [syringo- + G. koilia, a hollow]

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sy·rin·go·cele (sĭ-ringґgo-sēl) 1. a cystlike swelling in a tubular structure of the body. 2. myelocele.

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  • Cowper syringocele — a cystlike swelling of a bulbourethral gland (Cowper gland) or one of its ducts, seen in infant boys or occasionally in older males; those in the duct are caused by obstruction of its orifice. Called also Cowper cyst …   Medical dictionary

  • canal — A duct or channel; a tubular structure. SEE ALSO: c., duct. SYN: canalis [TA]. [L. canalis] abdominal c. SYN: inguinal c.. accessory c. a channel leading from the root …   Medical dictionary

  • Cowper cyst gland etc. — Cow·per cyst, gland, etc. (kouґpər) [William Cowper, English surgeon, 1666–1709] see under syringocele; see ductus glandulae bulbourethralis, glandula bulbourethralis; and see pectineal fascia, under fascia …   Medical dictionary

  • Cowper cyst — see under syringocele …   Medical dictionary

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