Surgical experience in 130 pediatric patients with Chiari I malformations.

@article{Tubbs2003SurgicalEI,
  title={Surgical experience in 130 pediatric patients with Chiari I malformations.},
  author={R Shane Tubbs and Matthew J. McGirt and Walter Jerry Oakes},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={99 2},
  pages={291-6}
}
OBJECT The aim of this study was to present the long-term findings of a surgical series of pediatric patients with Chiari I malformations. METHODS One hundred thirty symptomatic pediatric patients with Chiari I malformations underwent posterior fossa decompression. The age in this group of patients ranged from 2 months to 20 years (mean 11 years). The length of the hospital stay extended from 2 to 7 days (mean 2.7 days), and follow up was from 3 months to 15 years (mean 4.2 years). Patients… CONTINUE READING