Late results of the surgical treatment of syringomyelia.

  title={Late results of the surgical treatment of syringomyelia.},
  author={J. Bidziński},
  journal={Acta neurochirurgica. Supplementum},
  • J. Bidziński
  • Published 1988 in Acta neurochirurgica. Supplementum
97 patients with syringomyelia were treated surgically during the last 12 years. Only those patients in which the disease showed rapid progression in the last 1/2-1 year were operated. Of these 97 patients 54 were followed for 5 years or longer. 28 patients were treated by suboccipital decompression, 17 by terminal ventriculostomy, 4 by myelotomy and syringo-subarachnoid shunt; 5 had a combination of two procedures. Very good results were obtained in 12 patients (22%), satisfactory-in 31 (58… CONTINUE READING