Comparison of posterior fossa decompression with or without duraplasty in children with Type I Chiari malformation

@article{Lee2014ComparisonOP,
  title={Comparison of posterior fossa decompression with or without duraplasty in children with Type I Chiari malformation},
  author={Amy Lee and Chester K. Yarbrough and Jacob K. Greenberg and Jason K. Barber and David D. Limbrick and Matthew D. Smyth},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
  year={2014},
  volume={30},
  pages={1419-1424}
}
Chiari malformation type I (CM1) is a common and often debilitating neurosurgical disease. Whether to treat CM1 patients with a traditional posterior fossa decompression with duraplasty (PFDD) or a less invasive extradural decompression (PFDO) is controversial. The purpose of this study was to compare clinical outcome and syrinx resolution between the two procedures. We retrospectively reviewed the records of 36 patients treated with PFDD and 29 patients with PFDO between 2003 and 2011. We… CONTINUE READING
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