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Syringomyelia-Chiari 2018 International Symposium Organised by the Ann Conroy Trust, in association with Aesculap Academia.

 

July 17-20, 2018

Birmingham, UK.

 

Welcome to Birmingham

 

 

 

 

The symposium is co-organised by The Ann Conroy Trust, in association with Aesculap Academia.

 

The Ann Conroy Trust is Registered Charity No: 1165808.

We provide Support, Education and Research for patients living with Chiari Malformation, Syringomyelia and associated conditions.

F16 Clinical study of section of the filum terminale in the treatment of tethered spinal cord with syringomyelia.

 

Lou Y, Li H, Jin Y´╝îLiu L.

 

Objective.

 

The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of section of the filum terminale, intradurally and extradurally, in the treatment of syringomyelia due to tethered spinal cord.

 

Methods.

 

30 patients with tethered spinal cord and syringomyelia (15 males and 15 females) underwent minimally invasive surgery with section of the filum and expansion duraplasty. The pre-operative symptoms were related to lower limb sensory and motor nerve dysfunction.

 

Results.

 

Patients improved to different extents after release of the tethered cord. There was a statistically significant difference in the severity of symptoms at 1 year and at 3 years after the surgery. The syringomyelia also improved.

 

Conclusion.

 

Section of both the intradural and extradural part of the filum terminale achieved good results in patients with tethered spinal cord and syringomyelia.