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Treatment of Symptomatic Syringomyelia with a Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt: A case report with magnetic resonance scan correlation

  • Christopher S. Ogilvy
  • Lawrence F. Borges
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Abstract

This report describes a patient with communicating syringomyelia associated with enlarged cerebral ventricles who was managed by placing a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. His clinical improvement was rapid and dramatic. A comparison of preoperative and postoperative magnetic resonance scans documents shrinkage of the cervical syrinx.

Key words

Cerebrospinal fluid shunt Chiari malformation Hydrocephalus Syringomyelia 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher S. Ogilvy
    • 1
  • Lawrence F. Borges
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurosurgical ServiceMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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