The role of acute decompression and restoration of spinal alignment in the prevention of post-traumatic syringomyelia: case report and review of recent literature.

@article{Bains2001TheRO,
  title={The role of acute decompression and restoration of spinal alignment in the prevention of post-traumatic syringomyelia: case report and review of recent literature.},
  author={Rich Bains and Peter L Althausen and Gerry Gitlin and Munish Gupta and Daniel R. Benson},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2001},
  volume={26 17},
  pages={E399-402}
}
STUDY DESIGN Case report. INTRODUCTION Acute post-traumatic syringomyelia formation after spinal cord injury has been considered a rare complication. At this writing, most recent reports have surfaced in neurosurgical journals. As an entity, post-traumatic syringomyelia has not been widely appreciated. It has been confused with conditions such as Hansen's disease or ulnar nerve compression at the cubital tunnel. One study also demonstrated that the occurrence of syrinx is significantly… CONTINUE READING

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