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Sean Astin's connection to Chiari and Syringomyelia by Zipperhead .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 4:12pm Please go to ASAP to listen to Sean Astin's PSA (Public Service Announcement) regarding Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia. Astin is known for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as movies like Goonies and Rudy . Read on »
Syringomyelia. by Krystal Plonski Posted Wed 30 May 2012 1:31am Syringomyelia is a very rare condition that consists of a fluid filled sac, typically filled with cerebrospinal fluid, located within the spinal cord itself. You can think of cerebrospinal fluid as the cushion that your brain has so that it does not bang against the inside of the skull. The fluid helps to suspend the central nervous ... Read on »
Syringomyelia (SM) and the King Charles Cocker Spaniel by stipeygirl75 Posted Thu 10 Dec 2009 12:00am Saw this on the news this morning: http://www.cavalierhealth.org/syringomyelia.htm This is what I have, except for the SM part (I only have the Chiari crowding, no SM). It says that upon diagnosis dogs will be euthanized?! Holy crap! No one has euthanized ME yet :) and also it was interesting to note that the disorder gets worse with each ... Read on »
Dr. Oro's Chiari Times Blog by Geoff Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 18 Sep 2008 11:28am Today's featured contributor is Dr. John Oro, who maintains the blog Chiari Times. Dr. Oro is a neurosurgeon who specializes in treatment of Chiari malformation. Actually, he's the Medical Director of Neurosurgery at The Medical Center of Aurora in Aurora, Colorado. He's been reviewing the various clinical presentations of Chiari malforma ... Read on »
Good News Research by Caroline Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 6:32pm Chiari I malformation associated with syringomyelia: a retrospective study of 316 surgically treated patients. Objectives:The objective of this article is to probe the surgical procedures of treatment for Chiari I malformation (CMI) associated with syringomyelia and evaluate their efficacy based on clinical and neuroradiolog ... Read on »
Is your brain too big or is your head too small? by Caroline Patient Expert Posted Sun 07 Sep 2008 8:01pm Not as catchy, is it? I have read with interest lately in so many places people referring to cm as their brain being too big. It is the title of blogs, t-shirts and newspaper articles "Woman facing delicate surgery because brain too big for skull 11-04-2007" is the title of a recent news article about Julie Carter http://www.myplainview.c ... Read on »
What is she talking about? by Caroline Patient Expert Posted Sun 07 Sep 2008 8:01pm For those of you that don't know about my diagnoses-especially my family and friends-I thought I would explain a bit. Syringomelia I was first diagnosed with a syrinx which is a fluid filled cyst that forms in the center of the spinal cord. If you have a syrinx then you have syringomyelia. Syringomyelia is defined as a serious ... Read on »
Blogs by Christine from WI Patient Expert Posted Mon 17 Nov 2008 11:44pm Here are some other Chiari blogs that I have discovered, listed in no particular order: Living with Arnold Chiari Malformation Type 1 ( ACM 1) Adrianne's blog is a personal journal that really captures how it feels to live with Chiari. I encourage you to start at the beginning of her blog and follow it through. As I am posting this, she is wre ... Read on »
Dear Canadian Neurosurgeon, please proceed to the next century by Caroline Patient Expert Posted Sun 07 Sep 2008 8:01pm This is how I feel after the two neurosurgeons I have seen in Canada. After my initial diagnosis of syringomyelia, I was still left with a lot of symptoms that did not fit with syringomyelia but did fit with chiari malformation. I have had symptoms which started in 1994 following an MVA and have ever so insidiously increased of the years. ... Read on »
Blogs by Christine from WI Patient Expert Posted Mon 17 Nov 2008 11:44pm Here are some other Chiari blogs that I have discovered, listed in no particular order: Living with Arnold Chiari Malformation Type 1 ( ACM 1) Adrianne's blog is a personal journal that really captures how it feels to live with Chiari. I encourage you to start at the beginning of her blog and follow it through. As I am posting this, she is w ... Read on »