ISBN 9781879284425,Syringomyelia And The Chiari Malformation

Syringomyelia And The Chiari Malformation



Thieme Publishing Group

Publication Year 1997

ISBN 9781879284425

ISBN-10 1879284421


Number of Pages 202 Pages
Language (English)

Clinical Sciences

Although recognized as a spinal cord disorder as early as the 1500s, the precise diagnosis of, and optimum treatment of syringomyelia and the chiari malformation remain elusive. During the past decade, MRI technology, intra-operative ultrasonography, clinical series and case reports, and experimental investigations have made diagnosis easier, enabling those afflicted to receive treatment during earlier stages of the disorder. Syringomyelia and the Chiari Malformation provides readers with the most recent information on the classifications, pathology and development of Syringomyelia and Chiari malformations. The editors also provide a history of these conditions. Specific surgical and non-surgical management strategies and special considerations are also covered in detail.

Topics covered in Syringomyelia and the Chiari Malformation:

Classification of the Chiari malformations and Syringomyelia
Pathogenesis and development theories
The relationship between Syringomyelia and Chiari malformations
Post-traumatic Syringomyelia
Management schemes for Syringomyelia: surgical indications and nonsurgical management
Shunting procedures for Syringomyelia in Chiari malformation