Decompression of Chiari malformation with and without duraplasty: morbidity versus recurrence.

@article{Mutchnick2010DecompressionOC,
  title={Decompression of Chiari malformation with and without duraplasty: morbidity versus recurrence.},
  author={Ian S Mutchnick and Rashid M. Janjua and K. M{\"o}ller and Thomas Moriarty},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics},
  year={2010},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={474-8}
}
OBJECT The optimal surgical management of Chiari malformation (CM) is evolving. Evidence continues to accrue that supports decompression without duraplasty as an effective treatment to achieve symptomatic relief and anatomical decompression. The risks and benefits of this less invasive operation need to be weighed against decompression with duraplasty. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective review of all CM decompressions from 2003 to 2007. All operations were performed by a single… CONTINUE READING