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txmarinemom
11-21-2007, 12:30 AM
I just recently ran across a Chiari Malformation (syrinx)/scoli post.

No, I don't have ACM. I "simply" have unexplained communicating hydrocephalus (with an original 28 year old non-revised VP shunt - manifesting at age 10).

The two (hydro and scoli) have been partners before (i.e., neural tube defects and X-linked).

I'm very curious about the connection here - under any circumstance ...

Regards,
Pam

vndy
11-24-2007, 02:17 PM
No idea, Pam.

The anesthesiologist I saw at my pre-op mentioned there's a connection with heart murmurs, which I found interesting. I also have an autoimmune disease, psoriatic arthritis, and wonder if there is an immune system piece to scoli too....