Elucidating the pathophysiology of syringomyelia.

  title={Elucidating the pathophysiology of syringomyelia.},
  author={John D. Heiss and Nicholas Patronas and Hetty L. DeVroom and Thomas Shawker and Robert Ennis and William G Kammerer and Alec Eidsath and T Sloper Talbot and Joan M. Morris and Eric Eskioglu and Edward Hudson Oldfield},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={91 4},
OBJECT Syringomyelia causes progressive myelopathy. Most patients with syringomyelia have a Chiari I malformation of the cerebellar tonsils. Determination of the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the progression of syringomyelia associated with the Chiari I malformation should improve strategies to halt progression of myelopathy. METHODS The authors prospectively studied 20 adult patients with both Chiari I malformation and symptomatic syringomyelia. Testing before surgery included the… CONTINUE READING
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