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

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.

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