Looking for medical research on spinal cord cysts 
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 Looking for medical research on spinal cord cysts

I have been a paraplegic for approximately eight years. I say, approximately,
because my paralysis was due to spinal cord cysts. They started developing
in 1982 and through a slow progression caused total paralyzation within two
years. I had two spinal surgeries to shunt two cysts, but they only caused
a temporary remission. They are at the T-9&10 level. I also have a cyst in
my neck which my doctors consider inoperable. So far it has had no effect
on me. I am curious to find out what medical research, if any, has been done
considering this, so I am told, rare condition. I have heard of laser surgery
being used to remove spinal cord cysts, but no one has been able to tell me
where this is being done or the success rate. Any information relating to
this would be greatly appreciated.


Wed, 01 Sep 1993 06:13:40 GMT
 Looking for medical research on spinal cord cysts

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>I have been a paraplegic for approximately eight years. I say, approximately,
>because my paralysis was due to spinal cord cysts. They started developing
>in 1982 and through a slow progression caused total paralyzation within two
>years. I had two spinal surgeries to shunt two cysts, but they only caused
>a temporary remission. They are at the T-9&10 level. I also have a cyst in
>my neck which my doctors consider inoperable. So far it has had no effect
>on me. I am curious to find out what medical research, if any, has been done
>considering this, so I am told, rare condition. I have heard of laser surgery
>being used to remove spinal cord cysts, but no one has been able to tell me
>where this is being done or the success rate. Any information relating to
>this would be greatly appreciated.

Kathy,

I don't have any leads on medical research but I do have another
recommendation.  My colleague Robert Murphy, an anthropologist of
considerable renown, suffered from the same problem.  If you haven't
read his book _The Body Silent_, I can't recommend it highly enough.

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