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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 »
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 (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 »
May Meeting Recap by Debbie Posted Thu 30 Jun 2011 11:45pm HELLO EVERYONE We had a fair turn out - we missed those of you who were unable to attend - but it was great to see you that did attend. Especially, those of you who were brand new - thank you for coming to the meeting....we so enjoyed meeting you. And a special thanks to you that have not attended for awhile - it was great seeing your smiling f ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
Online Support Groups by Christine from WI Patient Expert Posted Mon 17 Nov 2008 11:44pm 1 Comment There are many online support groups and forums for people with Chiari. If you go to the Yahoo Groups Home Page and search for " Chiari" you will find over 160 groups you can join. Once you register, you will be able to read all the member's messages and post your own questions and comments. You can post your messages for the entire group to read, ... Read on »
Pissed off (am I allowed to say that?) by Cole Twins Posted Fri 14 Aug 2009 6:48pm What a fantastic Chiari and Syringomyelia conference!! Dr. I did a great job organizing it! Thank you!! I must say, I came home after 3 long days of lectures with my brain FRIED! Not just because of all the intense info that we learned, but it was very emotional as well. First of, the population that was at the conference wasn't what ... Read on »
Videos by Christine from WI Patient Expert Posted Mon 17 Nov 2008 11:44pm The Chiari Institute TCI has dozens of excellent videos right on their website. Click on the "Patient Education" tab under the list of video titles. There you will see a list of subjects covering every aspect of Chiari from diagnostic testing to going home after surgery. Medical Update TV Show featuring The Chiari Institute This half-hour ... Read on »