Spontaneous Reduction of Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia After Posterior Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis: A Case Report

Takuro Iwami, Kota Watanabe, Satoshi Suzuki, Satoshi Nori, Osahiko Tsuji, Narihito Nagoshi, Eijiro Okada, Mitsuru Yagi, Nobuyuki Fujita, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto

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Abstract

CASE: A 22-year-old skeletally mature man with scoliosis accompanied by syringomyelia associated with Chiari malformation type 1 was presented to our hospital. Because the maximal syrinx/cord ratio was small, and he had no neurological deficit, he underwent corrective surgery without the treatment of the syringomyelia. CONCLUSION: The scoliosis was corrected without any neurological complications. Magnetic resonance imaging taken 8 days after the surgery showed the reduction of the size of the syringomyelia. The syringomyelia almost disappeared at the 8-year follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJBJS Case Connector
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11-06-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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