Treatment of posttraumatic syringomyelia with extradural decompressive surgery.

@article{Holly2000TreatmentOP,
  title={Treatment of posttraumatic syringomyelia with extradural decompressive surgery.},
  author={Langston T. Holly and J. Johnson and Jeff Masciopinto and Ulrich Batzdorf},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  year={2000},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={E8}
}
The authors review the management of five patients with posttraumatic syringomyelia (PTS) associated with an uncorrected spinal deformity. Patients with evidence of progressive neurological deterioration underwent ventral spinal decompressive surgery. The mean patient age at the time of injury was 39 years, and the time between injury and the diagnosis of PTS ranged from 2 to 22 years. Mechanisms of injury consisted of fracture/subluxations in three patients and burst fractures in two. All… CONTINUE READING