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Institut Chiari & Siringomielia & Escoliosis of Barcelona

A letter to AI.SAC.SI.SCO. (Constitution Association)

Associazione Síndrome Arnold Chiari I – Siringomielia – Scoliosi – Filum Tomizzati 

December 22, 2009

Dear Sirs: I am writing to you upon learning about the constitution of the “Associazione Síndrome Arnold Chiari I -Siringomielia – Scoliosi – Filum Tomizzati” (AI.SAC.SI.SCO.) that for its name alone I feel very touched, as it expresses very clearly, emphatically and conclusively, the result of 35 years of my investigation. As a result of which, we now attribute the traction of the filum terminale as the cause of the three diseases; Arnold Chiari I, Syringomyelia and Idiopathic Scoliosis. And also, that the way to eliminate this cause is by the surgical section of the filum terminale, and thanks to the minimally invasive techniques, it can be performed with a minimum risk and almost as ambulatory surgery. I know the people who have constituted the AI.SAC.SI.SCO. Association, and I want to publically acknowledge their benevolence, dedication and altruism; always being at the disposition and in the interest of the other patients. As a person and as a doctor I am very satisfied that a group of my patients have made the firm and clear decision to support and help our Chiari & Scoliosis & Syringomyelia Foundation (CSSf) and with that, many other patients. The AI.SAC.SI.SCO. is the first non-professional health association that supports the work of our team publically, which makes us all feel an emotion and affection that we have not felt until now.

Now, at last, we know that a part of the association represented by the AI.SAC.SI.SCO. is entitled to us and justifies, with its existence and that of our patients, all the effort made until now. For this reason, I convey to them with all my affection, that we will continue investigating and working for them. On my behalf and that of my team, we would like to thank you. Dr. Miguel B. Royo Salvador