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Syringosubarachnoid shunt for syringomyelia associated with Chiari I malformation.
Neurosurg Focus. 2001 Jul 15; 11(1):E7.NF

Abstract

OBJECT

The authors describe the surgical procedures for placing syringosubarachnoid shunts and the results of surgery, as well as the prevention of shunt malfunction.

METHODS

The series consisted of 59 patients with syringomyelia associated with Chiari I malformation in whom syringosubarachnoid shunts were placed. Their ages ranged from 4 to 62 years (median 28 years). The follow-up period ranged from 13 to 219 months. The authors principally implanted the shunts in patients with large-sized syringes. Neurological improvement was satisfactory, and postoperative magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated that the syringes had resolved or decreased in size in all patients. Reoperation was necessary in 10 patients who were treated before 1993.

CONCLUSIONS

To prevent shunt malfunction, both dorsal root entry zone myelotomy and placement of the syringosubarachnoid shunt tube into the ventral subarachnoid space are useful.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Hokkaido Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan. kazuhida@med.hokudai.ac.jpNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16724817

Citation

Hida, K, and Y Iwasaki. "Syringosubarachnoid Shunt for Syringomyelia Associated With Chiari I Malformation." Neurosurgical Focus, vol. 11, no. 1, 2001, pp. E7.
Hida K, Iwasaki Y. Syringosubarachnoid shunt for syringomyelia associated with Chiari I malformation. Neurosurg Focus. 2001;11(1):E7.
Hida, K., & Iwasaki, Y. (2001). Syringosubarachnoid shunt for syringomyelia associated with Chiari I malformation. Neurosurgical Focus, 11(1), E7.
Hida K, Iwasaki Y. Syringosubarachnoid Shunt for Syringomyelia Associated With Chiari I Malformation. Neurosurg Focus. 2001 Jul 15;11(1):E7. PubMed PMID: 16724817.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Syringosubarachnoid shunt for syringomyelia associated with Chiari I malformation. AU - Hida,K, AU - Iwasaki,Y, Y1 - 2001/07/15/ PY - 2006/5/27/pubmed PY - 2006/7/13/medline PY - 2006/5/27/entrez SP - E7 EP - E7 JF - Neurosurgical focus JO - Neurosurg Focus VL - 11 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECT: The authors describe the surgical procedures for placing syringosubarachnoid shunts and the results of surgery, as well as the prevention of shunt malfunction. METHODS: The series consisted of 59 patients with syringomyelia associated with Chiari I malformation in whom syringosubarachnoid shunts were placed. Their ages ranged from 4 to 62 years (median 28 years). The follow-up period ranged from 13 to 219 months. The authors principally implanted the shunts in patients with large-sized syringes. Neurological improvement was satisfactory, and postoperative magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated that the syringes had resolved or decreased in size in all patients. Reoperation was necessary in 10 patients who were treated before 1993. CONCLUSIONS: To prevent shunt malfunction, both dorsal root entry zone myelotomy and placement of the syringosubarachnoid shunt tube into the ventral subarachnoid space are useful. SN - 1092-0684 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16724817/Syringosubarachnoid_shunt_for_syringomyelia_associated_with_Chiari_I_malformation_ L2 - https://thejns.org/doi/10.3171/foc.2001.11.1.8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -