Surgical indication and results of foramen magnum decompression versus syringosubarachnoid shunting for syringomyelia associated with Chiari I malformation.

@article{Hida1995SurgicalIA,
  title={Surgical indication and results of foramen magnum decompression versus syringosubarachnoid shunting for syringomyelia associated with Chiari I malformation.},
  author={Katzutoshi Hida and Yoshinobu K Iwasaki and Izumi Koyanagi and Yutaka Sawamura and Hiroshi Abe},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={673-8; discussion 678-9}
}
Several surgical procedures have been used for the treatment of syringomyelia associated with Chiari I malformation at our institute. The purpose of this article is to evaluate the results of two major surgical procedures, foramen magnum decompression (FMD) and syringosubarachnoid (SS) shunting. The series consisted of 70 patients with syringomyelia associated with Chiari I malformation who were surgically treated. Their ages ranged from 3 to 59 years (median, 29.4 yr). FMD was performed on 33… CONTINUE READING