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European Spine Journal – May 2019



Tarlov Cysts(TCs) are dilatations of nerve roots which are caused by a pathologically high hydrostatic pressure (HP) in the spinal channel. There are many controversies whether these cysts are a rare source of pain or frequently generate symptoms. The goal of this review was to identify the reasons why symptomatic TCs (STCs) are easily overlooked

June 4, 2018

Prof. Dr. med. habil. Jan-Peter Warnke is being listed as one of the best doctors in Germany by the independent consumer magazine ‘Guter Rat’. Specifically in his field of Neurosurgery he is one of the top physicians.

More under: Paracelsus-Kliniken

May 16, 2018

The Vigdis Thompson Foundation participates in the ‘Deutscher StiftungsTag 2018’ (Conference of German Foundations 2018) which is held by ‘Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen’ (National Association of German Foundations) in Nuremburg. The goal is to further network and the increase the awareness of Arachnoiditis.

More under: Deutscher StiftungsTag 2018

April 15 – 18, 2018

The Vigdis Thompson Foundation participates in the World Spine 8 and informs about the up to date status of research, diagnosis and treatment of ‘Arachnoiditis and Tarlov Cysts’. The goal is to increase the networking and awareness for the diseases.

More under: World Spine 8 – Programme

March 20, 2018

During the yearly news conference of the Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (National Association of German Foundations) the Vigdis Thompson Foundation is being introduced.

More under: Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen

December 2017

Move into our new offices in Werdau

November 11, 2017

The first official meeting of the Foundation Board is being held. The orientation and communication are being decided upon.

November 10, 2017

The second official Board of Directors Meeting of the Vigdis Thompson Foundation.

October 16 – 19, 2017

Prof. Dr. med. Habil. Jan-Peter Warnke travels to Tjumen and lectures about the topics ‘Skull-base approach to the orbital cavity’ and ‘Endoscopy of the lumbar subarachnoidal space’.

More under Federal Centre of Neurosurgery

September 15 – 17, 2017

Prof. Dr. med habil. Jan-Peter Warnke travels to Oslo and gives a lecture on the Vigdis Thompson Foundation

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