Pathogenesis and Operative Treatment of Syringomyelia

  • H. Wiedemayer
  • H. E. Nau
  • F. Rauhut
  • L. Gerhard
  • V. Reinhard
  • W. Grote
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 18)


The term “syringomyelia” was first introduced by Charles P. Ollivier d’Angers in 1827. Pathological and clinical descriptions of this condition were given in earlier times by Estienne in 1546, Brunner in 1688, Morgani in 1740, and Portal in 1804 [3]. There has been extensive documentation of this entity in the literature. The clinical picture, diagnosis, and natural course of syringomyelia are well known. The diagnosis of syringomyelia has been significantly facilitated by the introduction of magnetic resonance imaging. In contrast, the pathogenesis and treatment of syringomyelia still present unsolved problems.


Operative Treatment Secondary Factor Spinal Cord Trauma Intramedullary Tumor Cervicomedullary Junction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Wiedemayer
  • H. E. Nau
  • F. Rauhut
  • L. Gerhard
  • V. Reinhard
  • W. Grote
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurochirurgische Universitätsklinik am Klinikum Gesamthochschule EssenEssen 1Germany

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