Association of increased body mass index with Chiari malformation Type I and syrinx formation in adults.

  title={Association of increased body mass index with Chiari malformation Type I and syrinx formation in adults.},
  author={Kenan I. Arnautovic and Dario Mu{\vz}evi{\'c} and Bruno Splavski and Frederick A. Boop},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={119 4},
OBJECT In this paper the authors describe an association between increased body mass index (BMI) and Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) in adults, as well as its relationship to the development of syringomyelia. METHODS In the period between January 2004 and December 2011, the senior author reviewed the data for all CM-I patients with or without syringomyelia and neurological deficit. Analyzed factors included clinical status (headaches and neurological signs), radiological characteristics of… 

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