Syringomyelia

Diagnosis and Treatment

Authors: Klekamp, Jörg, Samii, Madjid

  • Covers all aspects of different types of syringomyelia
  • Provides precise guidelines for diagnosis, surgical treatment and microsurgical techniques
  • Includes many intraoperative illustrations and describes stepwise how to proceed
  • Gives detailed analysis of postoperative results
  • Presents a coherent treatment concept available to different types of syringomyelia
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has revolutionized our understanding of many neurological diseases. This is the first textbook on syringomyelia by a single team of authors since the introduction of this imaging modality. Based on a pathophysiological concept which is presented in the opening chapters of this book, we provide guidelines for diagnosis and surgical treatment of patients with syringomyelia. Syringomyelia is a manifestation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow obstruction, spinal cord tethering, or a spinal cord tumor. Therefore, an underlying pathology characterized by at least one of these features can be identified for every patient. Each entity which may lead to syringomyelia is described in a separate chapter, covering clincial presentations, neuroradiological features, neurophysiology, surgical indications and techniques and a detailed analysis of postoperative results. Special sections are devoted to patients in whom surgical treatment failed initially.This book should help any physician dealing with a patient with syringomyelia to initiate the appropriate diagnostic test and studies to identify the underlying disorder. Based on the analyses of postoperative outcomes for each of these disorders, the patient may be advised to either undergo surgery or to continue conservative treatment. Neurosurgeons are given precise guidelines for surgical indications and strategies. Microsurgical techniques are illustrated step by step and include detailed intraoperative photographs.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Klekamp, Jörg (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • The Pathophysiology of Syringomyelia

    Klekamp, Jörg (et al.)

    Pages 17-25

  • Syringomyelia Associated with Diseases at the Craniocervical Junction

    Klekamp, Jörg (et al.)

    Pages 27-109

  • Syringomyelia Associated with Diseases of the Spinal Canal

    Klekamp, Jörg (et al.)

    Pages 111-192

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-56023-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-62651-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Syringomyelia
Book Subtitle
Diagnosis and Treatment
Authors
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-56023-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-56023-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-62651-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 195
Number of Illustrations and Tables
91 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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