A new breakthrough offers hope for treatment of patients with a rare and debilitating disease called Syringomyelia that progressively robs sufferers of their ability to control their body and eventually their memories and language.
The disease, which typically begins to present itself around age 30 but which recent studies suggest can occur much earlier, has been linked to a small structure called the “foramen caecum.” The foramen caecum is a tiny hole in the human brain that is typically formed at birth. Researchers have found that if this hole is not formed properly, the risk for Syringomyelia increases.
Currently, there is no effective treatment available for Syringomyelia. However, researchers believe that by studying the foramen caecum, they may be able to offer a treatment option for patients with Syringomyelia. Researchers are currently working on a new treatment approach that would involve filling the foramen caecum in order to treat Syringomyelia. By using 3D-printing technology, researchers hope to be able to create a material that could completely fill the foramen caecum. Researchers hope that this approach could eventually help Syringomyelia patients to regain a normal life.
Syringomyelia is a debilitating and rare disease, but researchers believe that there is hope for patients with Syringomyelia. By studying the foramen caecum, researchers believe that they may be able to offer an effective treatment option for patients with Syringomyelia.