Syringomyelia following lumboureteral shunting for communicating hydrocephalus. Report of three cases.

@article{Fischer1977SyringomyeliaFL,
  title={Syringomyelia following lumboureteral shunting for communicating hydrocephalus. Report of three cases.},
  author={Edwin G. Fischer and Kevin Welch and J J Shillito},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1977},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={96-100}
}
Three patients are described in whom syringomyelia was identified long after the treatment of communicating hydrocephalus by a lumboureteral shunt. The reason for syrinx formation in these cases could not be determined. In two there was either autopsy-proven or presumed evidence for arachnoiditis, and in the third patient the symptoms of syringomyelia were acutely aggravated by temporary obstruction of shunt. The development of a pressure drop from the intracranial compartment to the spinal… CONTINUE READING

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