Experience with surgical decompression of the Arnold-Chiari malformation in young infants with myelomeningocele.

@article{Park1983ExperienceWS,
  title={Experience with surgical decompression of the Arnold-Chiari malformation in young infants with myelomeningocele.},
  author={Tae Sung Park and Harold J. Hoffman and E. Bruce Hendrick and Robin P. Humphreys},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1983},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={147-52}
}
Forty-five infants with myelomeningocele in whom hydrocephalus was absent or adequately controlled developed signs and symptoms of the Arnold-Chiari malformation before the age of 3 months. All of them underwent laminectomy and opening of the dura mater for hindbrain decompression. The clinical presentation included swallowing difficulty, apneic episodes, stridor, bronchial aspiration, arm weakness, and opisthotonos. Within 2 weeks of the initial clinical presentation, the neurological status… CONTINUE READING

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