Ask the Expert: Syringomyelia with Dr. Ulrich Batzdorf

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While Chiari malformation has become known over the past decade as a much more common disorder, syringomyelia is still considered more rare. It is also potentially more serious if left untreated. Dr. Ulrich Batzdorf is a pioneer in the study of syrinx diagnosis and treatment, who currently sees patients in the clinic at the University of California - Los Angeles. Dr. Batzdorf leads an in-depth discussion about syringomyelia to answer pressing questions. What is a syrinx? How does it form in the spinal cord? What do Chiari malformation and tethered cord have to do with syrinx development? What is the difference between "syringomyelia", "hydromyelia" and a "residual central canal"? Dr. Batzdorf answers all these questions and additional questions posed in real-time by patients and caregivers. This presentation was given on Thursday, June 11, 2020 and was presented entirely online. (2020) A note from Bobby Jones CSF: We want to take a moment to sincerely thank all those who donated in support of this virtual presentation. No one at the organization was expecting that much generosity during such a difficult time for us all. From the bottom of the hearts of our boards, staff and volunteers, we want to thank you for your donations. Your kindness continues to motivate us and makes us all the more certain that this work is valuable and helping the people who need it. Thank you. Full transcript (coming soon):  

Revised: 6/2020