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2022 Nov 28

World Neurosurg

Foramen Magnum Decompression for Chiari malformation type I. Is there a superior surgical technique?


Giannakaki V, Wildman J, Thejasvin K, Pexas G, Nissen J, Ross N, Mitchell P
World Neurosurg. 2022 Nov 28.
PMID: 36455845.


Foramen Magnum Decompression (FMD) is a common operation used to treat Chiari Malformation. There are different surgical techniques, however, some are anecdotally more effective than others. Our aim was to determine whether there is a superior technique in relation to revision rates, presence of persistent post-operative headache and nausea and syrinx reduction.