Current Concepts in Pathogenesis and Management

  • Norihiko Tamaki
  • Ulrich Batzdorf
  • Tatsuya Nagashima
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages II-XII
  2. Classification and Pathology of Syringomyelia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ulrich Batzdorf
      Pages 3-9
    3. Thomas H. Milhorat, Andrew Fox, D. Roxanne Todor
      Pages 10-30
  3. Experimental Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Kazuki Yamamoto, Norihiko Tamaki, Tatsuya Nagashima, Ayumi Takahashi
      Pages 43-48
    3. Tatsuya Nagashima, Kazuki Yamamoto, Ayumi Takahashi, Shogo Tamura, Mitsugu Nakamura, Norihiko Tamaki et al.
      Pages 62-68
    4. Han Soo Chang, Hiroshi Nakagawa
      Pages 69-72
  4. Pathophysiology of Syringomyelia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Edward H. Oldfield, Hetty L. De Vroom, John D. Heiss
      Pages 75-89
    3. Abesh Kumar Bhattacharjee, Norihiko Tamaki, Tatsuya Nagashima, Kazumasa Ehara
      Pages 90-96
    4. Shogo Tamura, Norihiko Tamaki, Mitsugu Nakamura, Tatsuya Nagashima, Junji Kitamura
      Pages 102-106
    5. Shigekuni Tachibana, Sumito Sato
      Pages 107-112
    6. Pragnesh Bhatt, Venkatachalam Iyer, Windsor Gunawardena, Charles Davis
      Pages 113-117
  5. Syringomyelia Associated with Abnormalities of the Craniocervical Junction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Toshiaki Abe, Yoshiji Okuda, Toshiro Hida, Satoshi Tani
      Pages 154-158
    3. Kazutoshi Hida, Yoshinobu Iwasaki
      Pages 164-168
    4. Shinji Imae, Yasuhiko Nishimura, Toru Itakura
      Pages 169-174
    5. Makoto Senoo, Hiroshi Takahashi, Makoto Taniguchi, Katsuhisa Ide, Naoko Tanaka, Yoshibumi Okada
      Pages 175-179
    6. Yoshiji Okuda, Toshiro Hida, Akira Isoshima, Hiroyasu Nagashima, Satoshi Tani, Toshiaki Abe
      Pages 180-187
    7. Yasunobu Itoh, Naoyuki Kuwahara, Yoshitaka Hirano, Toshio Sasajima, Akira Suzuki, Kazuo Mizoi
      Pages 188-193
    8. Toshiro Hida, Yoshiji Okuda, Akira Isoshima, Satoshi Tani, Toshiaki Abe
      Pages 194-200
  6. Syringomyelia Associated with Chiari II Malformation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. David G. McLone, Frank La Marca
      Pages 203-217
  7. Syringomyelia Associated with Tethered Cord and Other Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Shokei Yamada, David S. Knierim, Daniel J. Won, Anthony G. Hadden
      Pages 233-248
    3. Yasuko Yoshida, Reizo Shirane, Takashi Yoshimoto
      Pages 249-252
    4. Tatsuya Nagashima, Kazuki Yamamoto, Shogo Tamura, Mitsugu Nakamura, Abesh Kumar Bhattacharjee, Kanak Kanti Barua et al.
      Pages 253-258
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 259-263

About these proceedings


Surgical skill and imaging technology in the field of neurosurgery have developed remarkably during the past decade. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), with high­ contrast resolution and multiplanar capabilities, allows for accurate preoperative localization and postoperative assessment of syringomyelia. Recent advances in dynamic MRI techniques have made it possible to evaluate normal and abnormal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow at the foramen magnum, within the syrinx, and in the spinal subarachnoid space, without invasion of the closed CSF system. These developments have yielded substantial information concerning various aspects of syringomyelia. However, many issues related to the pathophysiology and treatment of syringomyelia remain controversial. This book contains the scientific contributions presented at the international sym­ posium "Syringomyelia 2000:' held in Kobe, Japan, June 16-17,2000. The purpose of the symposium was to bring together experts in the fields of neurosurgery, neurol­ ogy, and neuropathology, in order to enhance the level and scope of their knowledge by making them more aware of work done in complementary fields. The contribu­ tions also report on clinical and basic studies pertinent to the topic of the sympo­ sium. This volume thus represents a comprehensive description of the state of the art regarding this disease in the hope that it may help to define comprehensively what is already known and to find new ways toward a better understanding of the patho­ physiology, diagnosis, and treatment of syringomyelia.


CSF MRI Neurology SPinal Surgery Syringomyelia neuropathology neurosurgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Norihiko Tamaki
    • 1
  • Ulrich Batzdorf
    • 2
  • Tatsuya Nagashima
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryKobe University, Graduate School of MedicineKobeJapan
  2. 2.Division of NeurosurgeryUCLA Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryHyogo Prefectural Kobe Children’s HospitalKobeJapan

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