Hindbrain decompression for Chiari-syringomyelia complex: an outcome analysis comparing surgical techniques.

@article{Hayhurst2008HindbrainDF,
  title={Hindbrain decompression for Chiari-syringomyelia complex: an outcome analysis comparing surgical techniques.},
  author={Caroline Hayhurst and Orane Richards and Hossein Zaki and George Findlay and Tim Drummond Pigott},
  journal={British journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={86-91}
}
The natural history of Chiari malformation and our ability to alter it is poorly understood, and reported results of hindbrain decompression show high recurrence rates. We report 11 years of experience of hindbrain decompression, to evaluate long-term outcome related to surgical technique. The results of patients who underwent hindbrain decompression between 1994 and 2005 were retrospectively analysed. We identified 96 patients from operative records and reviewed all clinical records for… CONTINUE READING