- Up-to-date international account of the present state of understanding of syringomyelia and related disorders
- Offers the best clinical practice with modern imaging technologies as well as directions for future research
Syringomelia is a relatively rare clinical entity in which fluid-filled cavities develop within the spinal cord. Although modern imaging technologies usually permit an accurate diagnosis at an early stage, syringomyelia remains an enigmatic condition that continues to fascinate neurosurgeons, neurologists and other specialists.
This reference monograph provides an up-to-date account of the present state of understanding of syringomyelia and related disorders. The editors aim to document the best clinical practice in diagnosis and treatment and to provide clear guidance on how to reduce the incidence of severe outcomes. New challenges are addressed, including the appropriate management of the increasing number of apparently idiopathic syrinx cavities that are detected. In addition, controversies in current practice and directions for future research are fully discussed.Syringomelia
will be an invaluable source of information for experts in the field, specialists in various related disciplines and other interested health care professionals.Contents:
- How far have we come?
- Chiari and Hindbrain Related Syringomyelia
- Post-trauma Syringomyelia
- Pediatric Aspects
- Spinal Deformity
- Other Forms of Syringomyelia
- Veterinary Aspects and Genetics
- Non-surgical Therapy
- Patient Perspectives
- Where are we going?