Cervical Medullary Syndrome & Cranial Instability: Results of 5-Year Follow Up
2019 Bobby Jones CSF Think Tank
SPRINGHILL SUITES DOWNTOWN - SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL 13, 2019
The 2019 Think Tank research meeting brought together thought leaders in the field of Chiari and related disorders, featuring presentations of novel research in Chiari, syringomyelia and more.
Once overlooked, more and more experts are understanding how critical a role instability plays in the treatment of some Chiari
and related disorder patients. Because this instability is often caused by co-morbidities such as hypermobility/Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
, that can further complicate treatment in these patients.
Dr. Fraser Henderson
describes the results of his ongoing, long-term study following patients who received craniocervical fusions to correct instability as a treatment method for "cervical medullary syndrome", which includes syndromes such as Chiari, dysautonomia and more. These results are reported five-years out of initial fusion surgery and prove very promising as a means of treatment in patients whose symptoms stem specifically from cranial instability.
This presentation was given at the 2019 Bobby Jones CSF Think Tank Meeting in San Diego, CA. (2019)