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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1991;20(7): 558-567.
Clinical Analysis of Syringomyelia.
Myung Ki Lee, Chang Gu Kang, Dong Hee Kim, Dae Jo Kim
Departments of Neurosurgery, Maryknoll Hospital, Pusan, Korea.
Eight patients were diagnosed as syringomyelia by MRI at the Department of Neurosurgery of Maryknoll hosptial, Pusan from April, 1990 to April, 1991. The causes were chiari type 1 malformation(2 cases), neoplasm(1 case), trauma(1 case) and idiopathic(4 cases). Six procedures were performed in the five patients. The procedures were foramen magmum decompression(1 case), formen magmum decompression combined syringosubarachnoid shunt(1 case), syringosubarachnoid(1 case), syringoperitioneal(2 cases) and syringopleural shunts(1 case). We have reviewed the modes of clinical presentations, diagnostic evaluations and surgical considerations.
Key Words: Syringomyelia; Clinical presentations; Surgical considerations
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