Bone regrowth and recurrence of symptoms following decompression in the infant with Chiari II malformation.

@article{Hudgins1995BoneRA,
  title={Bone regrowth and recurrence of symptoms following decompression in the infant with Chiari II malformation.},
  author={Roger J. Hudgins and William R. Boydston},
  journal={Pediatric neurosurgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={323-7}
}
The Chiari malformation is the leading cause of death in infants with myelodysplasia. While controversial, early operative decompression may halt or reverse the progression of symptoms. If symptoms recur after initial improvement, attention is directed to assuring shunt patency and the absence of hydromyelia and not to reassessment of the area of bone decompression. Three infants are presented who initially improved after Chiari decompression only to have recurrence of symptoms several months… CONTINUE READING