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Follow-up After Surgery for Syringomyelia in Children

This page was last updated on May 9th, 2017

Frequency of Office Visits

  • Initial postoperative visit: The first visit should be 1–2 weeks after surgery for a wound check and suture removal.
  • First follow-up visit: The first follow-up visit is generally at 3 months with an MRI scan.
  • Subsequent follow-up: Yearly follow-up is advised.

Frequency of Imaging

  • First follow-up MRI: A postoperative MRI is obtains within the first 3 months after surgery.
  • Subsequent scans: Yearly scans are advised.

Other Investigations Required

  • None