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2022 May 30

J Integr Neurosci



Various manifestation of Chiari I malformation in children and improvement after surgery.


Ravnik J, Šmigoc T, Hribernik B
J Integr Neurosci. 2022 May 30; 21(4):100.
PMID: 35864752.


Chiari I malformation is defined as caudal displacement of the cerebellar tonsils into the foramen magnum. The most commonly associated finding is cervical syringomyelia. The most common presenting symptom is occipital and upper cervical pain. The incidence of syringomyelia is between 30% and 70%. Surgery is recommended for symptomatic patients. The main purpose of the study is to present the data of children with Chiari type I malformation that were treated surgically in low-volume center and to describe some atypical presentations in children.