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J Neurosurg. 1988 May;68(5):726-30.

Chiari I malformation with syringomyelia. Evaluation of surgical therapy by magnetic resonance imaging.

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Division of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles.

Abstract

Five patients with a Chiari I-syringomyelia complex of adult onset were evaluated by magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. All patients underwent suboccipital craniotomy with upper cervical (C-1 and part of C-2) laminectomy, arachnoid retraction, and duraplasty. Postoperative MR studies of four patients disclosed collapse of the syringomyelic cavity, even when the cavity extended into the thoracic region. This appeared to be a progressive process taking place over several weeks. Operative complications are noted and physiological implications are discussed.

PMID:
3357031
DOI:
10.3171/jns.1988.68.5.0726
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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