Long-Term Outcomes of a New Minimally Invasive Approach in Chiari Type 1 and 1.5 Malformations: Technical Note and Preliminary Results


Kotil K., Ozdogan S., KAYACI S. , Duzkalir H. G.

WORLD NEUROSURGERY, vol.115, pp.407-413, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 115
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.04.100
  • Title of Journal : WORLD NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.407-413
  • Keywords: Chiari malformation, Chiari 1.5, Minimally invasive surgery, Syrinx, POSTERIOR-FOSSA DECOMPRESSION, FORAMEN MAGNUM DECOMPRESSION, I MALFORMATION, SURGICAL-TREATMENT, OUTER LAYER, SYRINGOMYELIA, DURAPLASTY, ADULTS, DURA

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The treatment options for patients with Chiarimalformation type 1 (CM1) and Chiarimalformation type 1.5 (CM1.5) have not yet been standardized. In these malformations, the main factors include obstruction at the level of the foramen magnum and dural and ligamentous thickening. Here we present our outcomes of surgery and decompression using a minimally invasive surgery (MIS) technique.