Stent Surgery

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Stent Surgery

Postby CamsmomKelly » Wed May 14, 2008 10:57 am

I was looking for information on the dangers of 4th ventricle stent? Anyone who has had a child with a stent placed, side effects,did it help,what surgery involved...
Any help would be appreciated my son has been recommended this surgery due to a stubborn holocord syrinx.

Mom of Cam 9yrs old
mom of Cameren 11 yrs. old
Chiari,retroflex odontoid,syringomyelia,scoliosis
Chiari decompressions 6/2005,5/2006
Syringopleural shunt 6/2009
Boston Braced off & on 6.5yrs
scliosis surgery- soon
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Re: Stent Surgery

Postby willsmom » Thu May 15, 2008 1:17 pm

Hi Kelly,

I was hoping someone with knowledge would answer your post. I am interested also. My son just had his 2nd decompression 2 weeks ago so we are hopeful his syrinx will shrink after this one.

I will send you a private message to tell you of a site I found just yesterday about stents.
This too shall pass.
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