Complications of Therapies for Syringomyelia in Children


  • Wound problems or neurological deficits: Immediate surgical complications include wound infection, dehiscence, bleeding, or worsening of deficits.
  • CSF leakage from wound: A pseudomeningocele or CSF leak can develop after surgery, accompanied by low-pressure headaches.
  • Shunt infection-obstruction: The shunt can become infected or obstructed either early or at a later time.


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