Syringosubarachnoid shunt for syringomyelia associated with Chiari I malformation

  title={Syringosubarachnoid shunt for syringomyelia associated with Chiari I malformation},
  author={Amit Agarwal and Krishnamoorthy Thamburaj},
  journal={Pediatric Radiology},
An 11-year-old girl with Chiari I malformation presented with a large cervico-thoracic syrinx (Fig. 1). There was poor clinical improvement 4 months after foramen magnum decompression. Subsequently, syringosubarachnoid shunting was performed, resulting in complete resolution of the syrinx and marked clinical improvement. The shunt was seen as a small tubular structure on MRI, with prominent flow artifact within the thecal sac near the shunt opening (Fig. 2). Syringomyelia associated with Chiari… CONTINUE READING

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