Chiari malformations (types I-IV) comprise a spectrum of abnormalities of the craniocervical junction including the brainstem, cerebellum, cervical spine and spinal cord, clivus, and subocciput. Formerly referred to as the Arnold-Chiari malformation, the Chiari I malformation (CM-I) is the subject of this chapter. This chapter reviews the relevant pathophysiology, symptomatology, diagnosis, anatomy, operative technique, anesthetic considerations, and neuromonitoring principles of the Chiari I malformation operation. Finally, we provide case illustrations illuminating the challenges of an operation for Chiari I malformation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Monitoring the Nervous System for Anesthesiologists and Other Health Care Professionals|
|Number of pages||14|
|ISBN (Print)||1461403073, 9781461403074|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2013|
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