Surgical Treatment of Chiari I Malformation.

Academic Article


  • This article is a discussion of the surgical technique for posterior fossa decompression as treatment for Chiari I malformation. It includes a brief discussion of the indications for surgical treatment as well as a discussion of the risks and benefits of bone-only decompression or decompression with accompanying duraplasty. Most of the text is dedicated to the technical description of the surgical procedure for decompression of the Chiari I malformation with particular attention to techniques aimed at avoiding common complications.
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  • Chiari I malformation, Duraplasty, Posterior fossa decompression, Surgical technique, Arnold-Chiari Malformation, Cranial Fossa, Posterior, Decompression, Surgical, Dura Mater, Humans, Postoperative Complications, Treatment Outcome
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    Author List

  • Rocque BG; Oakes WJ
  • Start Page

  • 527
  • End Page

  • 531
  • Volume

  • 26
  • Issue

  • 4