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Acta Med Okayama. 2014;68(5):303-6.

A rare course of scoliosis associated with Chiari malformation and syringomyelia.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Okayama University Hospital, Okayama 700-8558, Japan.tanakam@md.okayama-u.ac.jp.

Abstract

Spinal deformity is an important clinical manifestation of Chiari I malformation (CM-I) and syringomyelia. Here we report the result of an 8-year follow-up of a 13-year-old girl with severe scoliosis associated with Chiari malformation and a large syringomyelia. The patient presented at our hospital at the age of 13 with a 68° scoliosis. Magnetic resonance imaging showed Chiari malformation and a large syringomyelia. Neurosurgical treatment involved foramen magnum decompression and partial C1 laminectomy, but the scoliosis still progressed. We present the first case report of a rare course of scoliosis in a patient with CM-I and a large syringomyelia.

PMID:
25338487
DOI:
10.18926/AMO/52899
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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