Complex Chiari malformation: using craniovertebral junction metrics to guide treatment

Sze Chun Ho, Douglas L. Brockmeyer

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Abstract

The complex Chiari, characterized by abnormal craniocervical bony anatomy in addition to Chiari tonsillar herniation, is a relatively recent addition to the concepts surrounding the Chiari literature. The primary findings of complex Chiari include craniocervical kyphosis and retroflexed odontoid, both of which can be described with radiographic measurements. This manuscript will outline the background literature regarding Chiari craniocervical morphometrics and supply an algorithm for the general management of complex Chiari patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1847-1851
Number of pages5
JournalChild's Nervous System
Volume35
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019

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Keywords

  • Chiari
  • Occipital-cervical fusion
  • Posterior fossa decompression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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Complex Chiari malformation : using craniovertebral junction metrics to guide treatment. / Ho, Sze Chun; Brockmeyer, Douglas L.

In: Child's Nervous System, Vol. 35, No. 10, 01.10.2019, p. 1847-1851.

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