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Smaller posterior fossa (PF) volume has been suggested to be one of the mechanisms responsible for tonsillar herniation through the foramen magnum in patients with Chiari I malformation (CM I). Although previous radiological analyses of the cranial anatomy have suggested a smaller PF volume in patients with CM I, the relationship of the PF volume to(More)
A retrospective study was undertaken on 133 patients with a Chiari I malformation treated within the last 16 years at the Departments of Neurosurgery at the Nordstadt Hospital Hannover, Germany, and the University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A. Ninety-seven patients presented with symptoms related to accompanying syringomyelia and 4 with associated(More)
Computer-aided design techniques were used to analyze the degree of spinal curvature shown on cervical spine radiograms of 28 patients. On films standardized as to size, a geometrical chord was constructed from the 2nd to the 7th cervical vertebrae (C2 to C7), and an arc was drawn along the posterior margin of the vertebrae. The resulting area was used as(More)
This report describes a technique for exposing the ventrolateral quadrant of the spinal cord through an extended posterolateral approach that can be used in both cervical and thoracic regions. The surgical technique includes the following: 1) a midline skin incision with a transverse extension at the level of pathology; 2) unilateral division and retraction(More)
OBJECT In this report the authors review their experience in the treatment of seven patients with symptomatic cerebellar ptosis following craniovertebral decompression (CVD) for Chiari I malformation. METHODS The mean age of the patients was 37 years and the average amount of time between the initial suboccipital craniectomy and evaluation for cerebellar(More)
The authors conducted a retrospective study of 107 patients treated for syringomyelia associated with arachnoid scarring between 1976 and 1995 at the Departments of Neurosurgery at the Nordstadt Hospital in Hannover, Germany, and the University of California in Los Angeles, California. Twenty-nine patients have not been surgically treated to date because of(More)
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(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE We describe a unique presentation of a thoracic spinal Pantopaque cyst. Although Pantopaque is no longer used, sequelae of its long-term use may continue to surface. CLINICAL PRESENTATION Our patient presented to the emergency room with 4 months of progressive lower extremity numbness, spasticity, and incontinence and a 2-day(More)
The authors review the management of five patients with posttraumatic syringomyelia (PTS) associated with an uncorrected spinal deformity. Patients with evidence of progressive neurological deterioration underwent ventral spinal decompressive surgery. The mean patient age at the time of injury was 39 years, and the time between injury and the diagnosis of(More)
Closed injuries to the neck, occasionally associated with mandibular fractures, can result in trauma to the internal carotid artery at the high cervical level opposite the uppermost cervical vertebrae. Such arterial injuries range from spasm to intimal tear with thrombus formation, medial tear, and aneurysm formation. These types of lesions may overlap. Ten(More)