Charles Prosper Ollivier d'Angers (1796-1845) and his contributions to defining syringomyelia

Martin M. Mortazavi, Olivia J. Rompala, Ketan Verma, Isaiah Tubbs, R. Shane Tubbs, Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol

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Introduction: Distinguished as an anatomist, pathologist, and clinician, the Frenchman Charles Prosper Ollivier d'Angers dedicated his life to accelerating the forefront of neuroscience. At a young age, he explored the diseases and disorders of the spinal cord during a time when clinical neurological investigation scarcely existed. Ollivier d'Angers coined the term "syringomyelia." Conclusion: The coinage of the term syringomyelia by d'Angers shed light on the disorder causing more practitioners to investigate the spinal cord and its defects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2155-2158
Number of pages4
JournalChild's Nervous System
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011


  • Anatomy
  • France
  • History
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pathology
  • Spinal cord
  • Syrinx

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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