Surgical decompression for symptomatic Chiari II malformation in neonates with myelomeningocele.

@article{Vandertop1992SurgicalDF,
  title={Surgical decompression for symptomatic Chiari II malformation in neonates with myelomeningocele.},
  author={W. Peter Vandertop and Akio Asai and Harold J. Hoffman and James M. Drake and Robin P. Humphreys and James T. Rutka and Laurence Edward Becker},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={77 4},
  pages={541-4}
}
Between January, 1981, and July, 1991, 17 infants under 1 month of age were admitted to The Hospital for Sick Children with the signs and symptoms of a Chiari II malformation. These patients' presentation included swallowing difficulty (71%), stridor (59%), apneic spells (29%), aspiration (12%), weakness of cry (18%), and arm weakness (53%). Decompression of the Chiari II malformation was performed in all patients, with a time interval between onset of symptoms and surgery ranging from 1 to 121… CONTINUE READING

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