A critical appraisal of drainage in syringomyelia.

@article{Sgouros1995ACA,
  title={A critical appraisal of drainage in syringomyelia.},
  author={Spiros Sgouros and Bernard James Stiles Williams},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={82 1},
  pages={
          1-10
        }
}
The use of drains in the treatment of syringomyelia has a simple and immediate appeal and has been practiced widely since the report of Abbe and Coley over 100 years ago. Good short-term results have been claimed in the past, but long-term outcome is largely unknown. An experience in Birmingham, England is reviewed in which 73 patients who had had some form of syrinx drainage procedure performed were subsequently followed up. In these cases, a total of 56 syringopleural and 14… CONTINUE READING
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