Surgery for arnold-chiari malformation

Penny P. Liu, Gregory D. Arnone, Ashley Kane Palmer, Raymond F. Sekula

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMonitoring the Nervous System for Anesthesiologists and Other Health Care Professionals
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781461403081
ISBN (Print)1461403073, 9781461403074
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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