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Cordectomy for post-traumatic syringomyelia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18058060     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We performed cordectomy, a surgical technique that is infrequently used at present, for a patient with post-traumatic syringomyelia (following complete paraplegia of both lower limbs due to dislocation fracture of the 9th thoracic vertebra), yielding a favourable result. We recommend cordectomy as a surgical technique to which spinal surgeons should give utmost consideration for patients with post-traumatic syringomyelia demonstrating progressive symptoms assumed to be attributable to the syrinx and with an anatomically transected spinal cord of the mid-to-lower thoracic vertebral level.
Y Kasai; E Kawakita; K Morishita; A Uchida
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-12-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurochirurgica     Volume:  150     ISSN:  0942-0940     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-24     Completed Date:  2008-03-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151000     Medline TA:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Country:  Austria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-6; discussion 86     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, Edobashi Tsu-city Mie, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Paraplegia / etiology
Spinal Cord Injuries / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Spinal Fractures / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Spinal Fusion
Syringomyelia / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery*
Thoracic Vertebrae / injuries*,  surgery

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