Syringomyelia (syrinx) surgery dr. john lipani physiotherapy in neuro conditions spine surgery nj

Syringomyelia (AKA spinal syrinx) is a cystic cavitation of the spinal cord. Syringomyelia may be divided into specific subtypes (based on etiology, cell type of lining, or presence/absence of communication with the central canal). For example, syringomyelia may be associated with certain congenital or neoplastic conditions, or may follow significant spinal trauma (with or without clinical spinal cord injury). Two main types of syringomyelia communicating syringomyelia

Primary dilatation of the central canal of the spinal cord. This condition is almost always associated with abnormalities of the physiotherapy in neuro conditions foramen magnum, for example, chiari type I malformation (the most common form) or basilar arachnoiditis (post infectious or idiopathic). Simple central canal dilatation with ependymal cell lining is called physiotherapy in neuro conditions a hydromyelia, whereas extension into the spinal cord tissue constitutes true syringomyelia. Noncommunicating syringomyelia

Symptoms of syringomyelia are highly variable and most symptoms progress physiotherapy in neuro conditions slowly over several years. Sensory loss is common particularly loss of pain and temperature physiotherapy in neuro conditions sensation with preserved touch and joint position sense. This leads to painless ulcerations from unperceived injuries. Patients may also experience cervical and occipital pain and hand physiotherapy in neuro conditions and arm weakness. Treatment and surgery for syringomyelia

Syringomyelia may be treated expectantly with clinical and radiographic follow-up in asymptomatic cases. However, worsening symptoms and enlarging syrinx on imaging studies may warrant physiotherapy in neuro conditions surgical intervention. Treatment of syringomyelia may involve surgical decompression of the brainstem physiotherapy in neuro conditions if the syrinx is due to posterior anomalies such as physiotherapy in neuro conditions chiari I malformation. In other cases, a shunt can be used to divert fluid from within physiotherapy in neuro conditions the cyst to the peritoneum or locally to the subarachnoid physiotherapy in neuro conditions space.

At princeton neurological surgery, dr. Lipani is a board certified fellowship trained spine surgeon in physiotherapy in neuro conditions new jersey who performs minimally invasive spine surgery as well physiotherapy in neuro conditions as complex spinal procedures. Dr. Lipani is a specialist in the treatment for syringomyelia AKA physiotherapy in neuro conditions spinal syrinx and many other spinal conditions such as spinal physiotherapy in neuro conditions stenosis, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, low back pain, neck pain, spinal tumors, spinal cancer and more. Dr. Lipani treats patients from around the world, new york, pennsylvania, and new jersey including locally from princeton, new brunswick, hopewell, pennington and communities throughout somerset, middlesex, ocean, burlington, monmouth, morris and mercer counties for syringomyelia. Dr. Lipani offers image guided spine surgery approaches for syringomyelia treatment, tailored to the needs of each patient. For state-of-the-art syringomyelia treatment, call or email us to schedule a consultation at our physiotherapy in neuro conditions offices in hamilton, bridgewater, or morristown, new jersey!

Dr. Lipani’s affiliation with several major new jersey hospitals means that physiotherapy in neuro conditions you will receive the syringomyelia surgery you need without having physiotherapy in neuro conditions to travel to new york or philadelphia. Dr. Lipani has over 15 years of experience performing brain and physiotherapy in neuro conditions spine surgeries, so you can count on him to provide the best physiotherapy in neuro conditions possible quality of care to all his patients.

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