Syringomyelia testimonials


Between October 1993 and July 2017, more than 1000 patients affected by the Neuro-Cranio-Vertebral Syndrome and/or the Filum Disease with Arnold-Chiari I, Syringomyelia and Scoliosis (in different diagnostic combinations) have been treated according to the guidelines of the FILUM SYSTEM®.

In the majority of cases a positive evolution was obtained, with a high patient satisfaction rate.

For some years now, patients in the follow-up postoperative phase have been invited to write testimonials about their clinical history for our website.

We highly appreciate their open-hearted and selfless involvement by expressing their views on our exclusive treatment methods.

NOTE: The opinions expressed in the testimonials are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Institut Chiari & Siringomielia & Escoliosis de Barcelona.


Maria Maddalena Crabolu. Cord Traction Syndrome. Descent of the Cerebellar Tonsils. Idiopathic Syringomyelia.

Published by at 7 March, 2018

Surgery date: 03/12/2013 The patient had a magentic resonance imaging check up of the spine for her 5 year post-op follow up of the Sectioning of the Filum Terminale according to the Filum System® method. Here we can see the comparison betwenn the pre- and current post-op MRI scans with the relevant decrease of the…  

Read more →





Dayse Aparecida Ferreira. Neuro- Cranio-Vertebral Syndrome. Descent of the Cerebellar Tonsils (Arnold-Chiari Syndrome Type I). Intramedullary cyst (idiopathic Syringomyelia).

Published by at 11 January, 2018

Surgery date: March 2017     My name is Dayse, I am 34 years old and have had on and off pain since I was 28 years old, the cause of which was not discovered. These pains intensified in July 2014 and I had to go to the emergency room because they were really bad….  

Read more →





Yeomhwang Kim. Neuro- Cranio-Vertebral Syndrome. Filum Disease. Impacted cerebellar tonsils. Intramedullary cyst. Deviation of the spine. Left hand side disc herniation L5-S1. Disc protrusion C5-C6.

Published by at 14 July, 2017

Surgery date: October 2016 Hi! My name is Yeomhwang Kim and I live in South Korea. In June 2015 I started having symptoms for the first time, but it took the doctors a long time to know what the cause was. After three magnetic resonance scans, they still had not matched a diagnosis until I…  

Read more →



Abdallah Faisal Aljohani. Neuro-Cranio-Vertebral Syndrome, Filum Disease. Idiopathic Syringomyelia. Arnold-Chiari Syndrome I. Idiopathic Scoliosis. Multiple disc disease.

Published by at 23 December, 2016

Surgery date: April 2016 My name is Faisal, I am Abdallah’s father, he a fifteen-year-old boy from Saudi Arabia. I allow myself to tell you my son’s story, as it has been his mother and myself who have experienced his suffering in flesh and blood. Abdallah’s probleme started with the atrophy of his left hand…  

Read more →





Barbara Blache. Cord Traction Syndrome with Scoliosis and Idiopathic Syringomyelia. Thoracic herniated disc T6-T7.

Published by at 23 January, 2015

Date of surgery: February 2009 I am 41 years old, I am French and I am suffering from Syringomyelia, Idiopathic Scoliosis with herniated disc D6/D7. Some years ago, in France, I was proposed only one solution for my problem on a condition that if I had been a little more “affected” and it was an aggressive…  

Read more →





Oleg Li. Cord Traction Syndrome. Idiopathic Syringomyelia, Descent of the cerebellar tonsils and idiopathic Scoliosis. Polydiscopathy.

Published by at 18 February, 2014

Surgery date: December 2013 Hello! Happy New Year! My name is Oleg, I am 36 years old, I live with my family in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and I would like to express my immense gratitude towards the Institut Chiari & Siringomielia & Escoliosis de Barcelona team for their work, especially Doctor Royo and Nina! I had…  

Read more →





Violetta. Idiopathic Syringomyelia, Cord Traction Syndrome. Arnold Chiari I Syndrome and Idiopathic Scoliosis.

Published by at 12 September, 2013

Surgery date: October 2011 Good day. At the age of six years our daughter started having health problems: some trouble with the left foot, she wasn’t able to walk on it entirely, the heel would always be “hanging” in the air, then the scoliosis appeared, one shoulder was higher than the other, she wasn’t able…  

Read more →





Paolo Buscemi. Idiopathic Syringomyelia. Cord Traction Syndrome. Mild thoracic scoliosis.

Published by at 5 March, 2013

Date of surgery: July 2011 My name is Paolo Buscemi, I am 27 years old and I’m Sicilian. I am writing to tell my story about how I discovered my disease and Dr. Royo’s surgery. It all started in 2011. I started feeling strange sensations towards January: stiff hands, loss of strength and grip (often…  

Read more →





María. Thoracic syringomyelia and idiopathic scoliosis. Cord Traction Syndrome.

Published by at 25 October, 2012

Surgery date: June 2011 It all began in 2008, when I was only 18 years old. I started to have strange pains, vertigo, loss of balance, muscle spasms, weakness of the limbs, and I’m probably not remembering all of it. Without understanding what was happening to me, I quickly approached a doctor. He immediately thought…  

Read more →



Anna Adell Querol. Idiopathic Syringomyelia. Cord Traction Syndrome.

Published by at 17 October, 2012

Surgery date: July 2012 About ten years ago, I started to get some aches in my arms. The doctors said that it was tendonitis, a wrong movement, …but the pain was always the same and I was gradually losing strength. Last year I had an electromyogram done, because I virtually couldn´t hold a pen in…  

Read more →





Joaquina Herrezuelo. Idiopathic Syringomyelia. Cord Traction Syndrome. Multiple discopathy, especially C6-C7 and D9-D10.

Published by at 25 July, 2012

Surgery date: June 2012 Hello, my name is Joaquina, I´m 54 years old and I am from Valladolid. My problems started in 2008, when I broke my shoulder in a work accident. At the insurance they already found the syringomyelia through a resonance, but they didn´t give any importance to it. From when I had…  

Read more →





Elvina Evseeva. Idiopathic Syringomyelia. Medullary Traction syndrome.

Published by at 17 February, 2011

Date of the surgery: January 2010. My health problems began when I was 7 years old, in November 2003. After a cesarean I lost 17 kilograms in just one day. At first, I was happy to leave the hospital looking thinner but when I started to walk, I noticed my body balancing towards the right…  

Read more →





Anna Maria Bernardi. idiopathic Syringomyelia, Scoliosis and Medullary Traction Syndrome.

Published by at 15 February, 2011

Date of the intervention: November 2010 My name is Anna Maria Bernardi and I would like to share my testimonial for other patients to understand how hard it is to live with such a rare pathology and for others to find the strength to fight against an unknown disease in Italy, my country: the Arnold…  

Read more →





Rosanna Biagiotti. Idiopathic Syringomyelia and Scoliosis. Medullary traction syndrome. D8-D9 and D9-D10 Discopathy.

Published by at 1 May, 2010

Date of intervention: May 2010 Buenos días a todo el mundo, Me llamo Rosanna Biagiotti, tengo 35 años y vivo en Umbría, precisamente en la provincia de Perusa. Quería contar brevemente mi historia, esperando de esta forma poder ser de ayuda a todos aquellos que, como yo, han tenido la mala suerte de tener una…  

Read more →





Cristina Pascale. Mielopathy of Traction. Dorsal and Lumbar Hydrosyringomyelia

Published by at 3 April, 2009

Date of intervention: April 2009 My name is Cristina Pascale, I am 30 years old, I live in Bucharest, Romania and I am Dr. Royo´s patient who diagnosed me with “Mielopathy of Traction. Dorsal and Lumbar Hydrosyringomyelia”. My symptoms appeared in April 2008 and were present like pain in the left foot that stopped only…  

Read more →





Rose-lys Trujillo. Syringomyelia

Published by at 22 January, 2008

Date of intervention: January 2008 Rose-lys, 53 year old, French, with Syringomyelia since 7 years old from C5 to D1. Strong worsening after 3 months. Symptoms: migraines, loss of muscular mass, discoordination in hands, difficulty in swallowing, in eating, dizziness, lack of balance, lack of heat and cold sensitivity. Strong back pain, limbs, jaw, etc……  

Read more →





Reinaldo Andrés Yegres Ruiz. Thoracic Syringomyelia and Idiopathic Scoliosis.

Published by at 13 September, 2007

Date of intervention: September 2007 Reinaldo Yegres López C.I. 5.083.465 and Carmen Ruiz de Yegres C.I. 5.081.971, from Venezuela, parents of 11-year-old Reinaldo Andrés Yegres Ruiz, want to tell about what we have gone through when we discovered the illness my son had. It all started in the month of July of 2006 from an…  

Read more →





Francesco Mauro. Cervicodorsal Syringomyelia

Published by at 12 July, 2007

Date of intervention: July 2007 I was born on the 3/10/1973 in Crotone, I´m 33 years old, married and father of a 13 year old girl. Until 1997 I worked in the field of construction, leading a normal life, from the physical point of view. Unfortunately, in 1997 I started having health problems which manifested…  

Read more →





Monica Bacci. Cervical and Thoracic Syringomyelia, Cervical, Dorsal and Lumbar Scoliosis.

Published by at 2 April, 2007

Date of intervention: April 2007 My name is Monica Bacci and I am 44 years old. Just now, I have come back from Barcelona where Dr. Miguel Royo Salvador has operated on me of the filum terminale, showing he is an extraordinary person as a doctor, professionally and humanly. For the first time I have…  

Read more →





Daniella Mascaretti. Syringomyelia, Cervicodorsolombar Scoliosis, Mielopatia of Traction

Published by at 6 March, 2007

Date of intervention: March 2007 In January 2007, at the hospital San Raffaele of Milan, a person in charge of the pain centre, Dr, Marchettini diagnosed me Syringomyelia. This is a rare pathology, is an affection of the central nervous system, characterized by the formation of a longitudinal cavity in the spinal cord. On the…  

Read more →





Clara Palau. Syringomyelia

Published by at 1 November, 2006

Date of intervention: November 2006 My name is Clara Palaun Verdú. I live in San Vicente (Alicante). I am 43 years old. My first back pains appeared during my first pregnancy 14 years ago and I felt stings in the dorsal area. The first years it was an annoying pain that permitted me living a…  

Read more →





Jesus Sanchez. Syringomyelia and Scoliosis

Published by at 25 May, 2006

Date of intervention: April 2006 My name is Jesus, I was diagnosed with Syringomyelia when I was 20 years old, now I am 42. However when I was 14 I already had compensated Scoliosis and was told it could be corrected with exercises and a hard mattress. It was like that. Until I was 20…  

Read more →



Generoso Rodriguez Ramallall. Syringomyelia and Platibasia

Published by at 20 April, 2004

Date of intervention: April 2004 From here, I desire to thank Doctor Royo for the intervention that I had on the 20th of April 2004, of which I am very satisfied with the result- When I entered with 72 years I couldn´t hola a single object with my right hand due to the lack of…  

Read more →





Barbara Martinez. Syringomyelia and Scoliosis.

Published by at 6 June, 1994

Date of intervention: June 1994 Everything began in one of the last visits at the Pediatrician when I was 13 years old (now I am 32) that noticed a certain deviation in the spine. It was then when I had an x-ray and I had pronounced scoliosis. Like all those that have scoliosis, I began…  

Read more →







Contact us


My name is Katharina Kühn and I will be your assistant for your consultation.

All consultations received through this form or through the different email addresses of the 'Institut Chiari & Siringomielia & Escoliosis de Barcelona' are derived to the medical team to be studied and are supervised by Dr. Miguel B. Royo Salvador.

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 9-18h (UTC +1)

Friday: 9-15h (UTC +1)

Saturday and Sunday closed

[email protected]bcn.com

Care 24 hours

in the form of our website

+34 932 066 406

+34 932 800 836

+34 902 350 320

Legal advice

Legal regulations

Legal notice

Address

Pº Manuel Girona 16,

Barcelona, España, CP 08034