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Syringoperitoneal shunt for treatment of cord cavitation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4031906     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A series of twenty-nine patients with cord cavitation were treated by syringoperitoneal shunt. Twenty-two of them showed improvement after operation, five were unchanged and two worsened. Operation was performed in patients with post-traumatic cystic myelopathy, idiopathic syringomyelia, intramedullary tumours associated with cysts, and patients who had developed cystic myelopathy in association with spinal arachnoiditis. Pain improved in twenty patients, sensory symptoms and signs in eleven and weakness in ten.
M Suzuki; C Davis; L Symon; F Gentili
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0022-3050     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.     Publication Date:  1985 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-10-07     Completed Date:  1985-10-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985191R     Medline TA:  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  620-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / radiography
Syringomyelia / etiology,  radiography,  surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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