Clinical Deterioration of Syringomyelia Symptoms Despite Syrinx Resolution After Chiari Decompression
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.
Dr. Jay Shetty
, neurosurgeon at NHS Lothian
and scholar at the University of Edinburgh
in Scotland, talks about something many neurosurgeons hate: a stubborn syringomyelia
. Dr. Shetty describes 3 individuals who had a syringomyelia initially improve following a Chiari
decompression. These patients exhibited either a disappearance or shrinking of syrinx and initially experienced improved symptoms. Later, however, these patients experienced worsening symptoms, despite imaging showing operative "success".
Dr. Shetty does a great job highlighting just how complicated syringomyelia treatment is, and explains how surgeons and patients can both better understand the risks and potential outcomes of some surgical treatments.
This presentation was given at the 2019 Bobby Jones CSF Think Tank Meeting in San Diego, CA. (2019)