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Arnold-Chiari I Syndrome, Scoliosis and Syringomyelia

For a future without

Arnold-Chiari I Syndrome, Scoliosis and Syringomyelia

We investigate the following diseases

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Arnold-Chiari I

Arnold-Chiari I Syndrome (ACHS.I) is the herniation of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum into the spinal canal without any other malformation of the nervous system.

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Idiopathic Scoliosis (I.SCO) is a lateral deviation of the spine. It is usually observed in the age of growth.

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Idiopathic Syringomyelia (I.SM) is characterized by the appearance of fluid-filled cystic cavities in the spinal cord.

The Filum Disease is caused by an abnormal traction of the filum terminale ligament. It manifests itself with symptoms and signs affecting the entire nervous system, skull and spine. All three conditions are the expressions of this disease and may share the same symptoms.


The Filum Disease


For a better future for the patients


At the "Chiari & Scoliosis & Syringomyelia Foundation we work to help patients suffering from the Filum Disease to receive the best possible treatment that improves their quality of life. We support research to help to broaden the understanding of this disease and promote training for all those specialists who are interested in learning about this condition, which is so common and yet so unknown until now.

Social Aid

We improve the future of patients affected by the Filum Disease. You can participate in helping them!


We back research projects and ideas that help to innovate scientific knowledge, to fight the disease more efficiently.


We promote teaching professionals who share our passion for science and the public dissemination of the findings about the condition.

We are a non-profit organization that exists thanks to donations and subsidies




Xavier Antón Fernández, Manager of the Institut Chiari & Siringomielia & Escoliosis of Barcelona, passed away.

The Chiari & Scoliosis & Syringomyelia Foundation and the Institut Chiari & Syringomyelia & Scoliosis de Barcelona are saddened to announce that Xavier Antón Fernández passed away last January 12, after a long struggle with his illness. Xavier Antón was the Manager of the Institute and Patron of the Foundation, a great example of professional…  

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Professor Josep Maria Domènech, patron of Chiari & Scoliosis & Syringomyelia Foundation passes away.

On January 2, Dr. Josep Maria Domènech, Patron of Chiari & Scoliosis & Syringomyelia Foundation, left us. He participated in the investigation of the new Filum Disease with his scientific, academic and personal support. Dr. Royo Salvador, President of the Foundation, highlighted Professor Domènech’s clear intelligence, his enthusiasm for knowledge and total and exclusive dedication…  

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C/ de Pedro i Pons, nº 9-11 (Edificio Masters), 3º 3ª

08034 Barcelona, Spain

Tel. +34 932 066 406

Fax. +34 932 066 403