The addition of duraplasty to posterior fossa decompression in the surgical treatment of pediatric Chiari malformation Type I: a systematic review and meta-analysis of surgical and performance outcomes.

@article{Lu2017TheAO,
  title={The addition of duraplasty to posterior fossa decompression in the surgical treatment of pediatric Chiari malformation Type I: a systematic review and meta-analysis of surgical and performance outcomes.},
  author={Victor M Lu and Kevin Phan and Sean P Crowley and David J. Daniels},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics},
  year={2017},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={
          439-449
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Surgery is the definitive treatment of Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I). It involves posterior fossa decompression, which can be performed along with C-1 laminectomy, reconstructive duraplasty, or tonsil shrinkage. The aim of this study was to provide an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of the latest available evidence regarding posterior fossa decompression only (PFDO) versus posterior fossa decompression with duraplasty (PFDD) in the treatment of CM-I in children… CONTINUE READING
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