Syringopleural shunt as a rescue procedure in patients with syringomyelia refractory to restoration of cerebrospinal fluid flow.

@article{Cacciola2009SyringopleuralSA,
  title={Syringopleural shunt as a rescue procedure in patients with syringomyelia refractory to restoration of cerebrospinal fluid flow.},
  author={Francesco Cacciola and Matteo Capozza and Paolo Perrini and Nicola Benedetto and Nicola di Lorenzo},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={65 3},
  pages={471-6; discussion 476}
}
OBJECTIVE Syringomyelia should be treated by reconstruction of the subarachnoid space and restoration of cerebrospinal fluid homeostasis. Direct intervention on the syrinx is a difficult choice and should be considered a rescue procedure. Data in the literature examining the various options are scanty, with generally unsatisfying results. We report our experience with shunting of the syrinx into the pleural space. METHODS Twenty patients with syringomyelia refractory to cerebrospinal fluid… CONTINUE READING
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