Spontaneous reduction of chiari malformation and syringomyelia after posterior spinal fusion for scoliosis

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
Article numbere20.00779
JournalJBJS Case Connector
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11-06-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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