Chiari 1 malformation and holocord syringomyelia presenting as abrupt onset foot drop

@article{McMillan2010Chiari1M,
  title={Chiari 1 malformation and holocord syringomyelia presenting as abrupt onset foot drop},
  author={Hugh J. McMillan and Erick Sell and M. Anestasia Nzau and Enrique C. G. Ventureyra},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
  year={2010},
  volume={27},
  pages={183-186}
}
We present two patients with a Chiari 1 malformation and holocord syringomyelia who presented with abrupt onset unilateral foot drop. Neurophysiologic testing was consistent with a proximal nerve root lesion. This assisted with localization and directed magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to lumbosacral spine and nerve roots. Each child underwent a suboccipital craniectomy and laminectomy with duroplasty to decompress the foramen magnum. Each child also showed rapid and complete clinical recovery… CONTINUE READING
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