Posterior fossa volume and response to suboccipital decompression in patients with Chiari I malformation.

@article{Badie1995PosteriorFV,
  title={Posterior fossa volume and response to suboccipital decompression in patients with Chiari I malformation.},
  author={Behnam Badie and Dalila Mendoza and Ulrich Batzdorf},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={214-8}
}
Smaller posterior fossa (PF) volume has been suggested to be one of the mechanisms responsible for tonsillar herniation through the foramen magnum in patients with Chiari I malformation (CM I). Although previous radiological analyses of the cranial anatomy have suggested a smaller PF volume in patients with CM I, the relationship of the PF volume to decompressive surgery has not been reported. We have measured the ratio of PF volume to supratentorial volume (PF ratio [PFR]) in 20 patients with… CONTINUE READING