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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)
Volume Number 27
Issue Number 5
Page Count 4
Starting Page 272
Ending Page 275