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Surgical treatment of syringomyelia

Favorable results with syringoperitoneal shunting

Nicholas M. Barbaro, Charles B. Wilson, Philip H. Gutin and Michael S. B. Edwards

(SP) shunting. 24 Even though satisfactory results have been reported for most of these procedures, some authors have been critical of these results. 32, 34 We reviewed the clinical findings, radiological evaluation, and operative therapy of 39 patients with syringomyelia treated at the University of California, San Francisco, from 1970 to 1982. The radiological evaluation and operative therapy evolved considerably during that period. A new SP shunt was used in 15 patients and has become the primary treatment for syringomyelia at this institution. In this report