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Author Won, D. J. ♦ Nambiar, U. ♦ Muszynski, C. A. ♦ Epstein, F. J.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Pediatric Neurosurgery
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Surgery & related medical specialties
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Nervous System Diseases ♦ Diseases ♦ Surgical Procedures, Operative ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Subject Keyword Neurosurgery
Abstract In the past, many different surgical techniques have been proposed for treatment of the Chiari type I malformation. Despite the different technical considerations, in general, the treatment objectives have shared certain features: to prevent/ameliorate tonsillar crowding and to restore normal circulation of cerebrospinal fluid at the foramen magnum. We report a simple technique of coagulation of the herniated cerebellar tonsils in situ to decompress adjacent neural structures and to achieve the above-mentioned goals. When compared to the method of tonsillar resection, the procedure described herein affords the following two advantages: it is relatively less time-consuming and is more hemostatic. These two features minimize inflammation-mediate morbidity which may occur during the postoperative period.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Journal PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY
Volume Number 27
Issue Number 5
Page Count 4
Starting Page 272
Ending Page 275