Chiari Malformations and Foramen Magnum Stenosis

  • Christopher A. Gegg
  • Greg Olavarria


Chiari types 1 and 2 are congenital hindbrain abnormalities frequently encountered by the pediatric neurosurgeon and orthopedic surgeon. The entities will be defined and common associated findings discussed. Options for surgical intervention, potential complications, and outcomes will be described in this review.


Chiari Tonsillar herniation Syrinx or syringomyelia Scoliosis Spina bifida 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pediatric NeurosurgeryArnold Palmer HospitalOrlandoUSA
  2. 2.NeurosurgeryArnold Palmer Hospital for ChildrenOrlandoUSA

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