The Chiari Malformations

  • R. Shane Tubbs
  • W. Jerry Oakes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. R. Shane Tubbs, W. Jerry Oakes
    Pages 1-3
  3. R. Shane Tubbs, W. Jerry Oakes
    Pages 5-11
  4. Mohammadali M. Shoja, R. Shane Tubbs, W. Jerry Oakes
    Pages 13-54
  5. Mohammadali M. Shoja, R. Shane Tubbs, W. Jerry Oakes
    Pages 55-72
  6. R. Shane Tubbs, Mohammadali M. Shoja, Marios Loukas, W. Jerry Oakes
    Pages 73-82
  7. John D. Heiss
    Pages 83-92
  8. Christina A. Markunas, Allison E. Ashley-Koch, Simon G. Gregory
    Pages 93-101
  9. Lucy B. Rorke-Adams
    Pages 103-119
  10. Daniel Keith Harrison
    Pages 121-125
  11. R. Shane Tubbs, W. Jerry Oakes
    Pages 127-133
  12. Dominic J. Marino, Curtis W. Dewey
    Pages 135-152
  13. Abby E. Deans, A. James Barkovich
    Pages 153-169
  14. Jörg Klekamp
    Pages 191-204
  15. Heather S. Spader, Douglas L. Brockmeyer
    Pages 219-226
  16. Cormac O. Maher
    Pages 227-239
  17. Nitin R. Mariwalla, William R. Boydston, Joshua J. Chern
    Pages 241-246

About this book


Once an uncommon clinical finding, the Chiari malformations are now frequently seen with the advent of more sophisticated imaging modalities. With more than one hundred years of experience with these entities, medicine currently has a much better understanding of the embryology and pathophysiology of the disorder. Long-term outcome studies are becoming more prevalent and patients are commonly operated on with generally favorable results. Comprehensive in design,  the The Chiari Malformations focuses on the two most common forms of hindbrain herniation, the Chiari I and II malformations.  Since the original description and classification of hindbrain hernias more than one hundred and twenty years ago, the Chiari malformations have revealed much of their pathophysiology and have become easily diagnosed radiologically.  Indeed with the availability of MRI, more and more patients are being labeled with the diagnosis but without symptoms or appropriate symptoms.  Timely and an invaluable addition to the literature, The Chiari Malformations thoroughly details the progress that has been made with our understanding of these conditions, their radiologic definition, details of operative intervention and prediction of outcome.



Editors and affiliations

  • R. Shane Tubbs
    • 1
  • W. Jerry Oakes
    • 2
  1. 1.Children's Hospital of AlabamaBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.The Children's Hospital of AlabamaBirminghamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6368-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6369-6
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