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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. 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.Neurosurgery 37(2):214 Beuls E, Vanormelingen L, Van Aalst J et al (2003) The Arnold-Chiari type II malformation at midgestation. ... Davey MG, Rintoul NE et al (2003) Correction of hindbrain herniation and anatomy of the vermis after in utero repair of ... J Anat 59(Pt 2):195 Golden JA, Chernoff GF (1993) Intermittent pattern of neural tube closure in two strains of mice. ... Kessel M (1993) Reversal of axonal pathways from rhombomere 3 correlates with extra Hox expression domains.

Author:Graham Flint, Clare Rusbridge
Publisher:Springer - 2014-07-08


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