View Full Version : Near collapsed syrinx-Good news

10th December 2011, 12:42 PM
Hi All
I was at Stone Lion Veterinary hospital this week and Clare Rusbridge told me that Daffy's syrinx has collapsed from 4 mm to less than 1 mm over 6 months, following his ventriculoperitoneal shunt operation in March this year. Daffy has severe hydrocephalus and moderate syringomyelia when first diagnosed in 2009. It was decided that because of his severe dilated ventricles, a shunt would be preferred surgery over decompression. Apart from occasional scratching and a slightly weaker front right paw, (he trots well though,) he has no other symptoms and is on pregabalin.

I am thrilled!

10th December 2011, 02:59 PM
Wonderful news - thank you so much for sharing.

It's so good to hear some positive news!!

10th December 2011, 03:36 PM
Terrific news! I think the ventriculoperitoneal shunt works for hydrocephalus but not for CM without hydrocephalus. I guess the hydrocephalus was the cause of the SM, is that right?

10th December 2011, 03:54 PM
Hi Rod
Yes I think so. Daffy also has CM, but when Clare showed me his latest scan the herniation is also reduced. I think she said Daffy has a small brain due the the dilated ventricles and after shunting , the brain has more room within the skull. The shunting is not without risk , and we did have a complication which is resolving.

10th December 2011, 09:43 PM
That's wonderful!

Margaret C
10th December 2011, 11:43 PM
Wonderful news. I am so pleased for you.

11th December 2011, 01:00 AM
Thats great news

murphy's mum
11th December 2011, 12:54 PM
Excellent news :)