Maurizio Carpentieri: Cord Traction Syndrome. Arnold Chair I Syndrome. Idiopathic Scoliosis.


Surgery date: 28 June 2011

Maurizio tells us how in October 2010 and without an apparent cause he started to suffer from a symptomatological picture especially with nauseas. Instability and subjective vertigos, occipito-cervical headaches, paresthesias and pain the left temporal area, a feeling of heaviness and tension in the cervical region.

That’s how he found out that he was suffering from the Arnold Chiari I Syndrome with Idiopathic Scoliosis.

After an appointment where he was not offered a solution, neither medical nor surgical, he came for an examination to our Institut and taking into account the opinion he was given here, he decided to undergo the Sectioning of the Filum terminale surgery in 2011.

Two months after the most disabling symptoms, especially the vertigo and nauseas, disappeared, and the improvement can currently (2013) be confirmed also at the anatomic level in his resonances, as in his case have not only the cerebellar tonsils moved back up but also the scoliosis has decreased at different levels of the spine.

Currently, two years after surgery, the disturbances that are still left do not hinder him in carrying out his normal activities, and Maurizio is satisfied with this little invasive surgery, as well as with its results, that have improved his quality of life.

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