CHIARI STUDY: Chicago Chiari Outcome Scale

Fri, 07/13/2012

Decompression surgery is commonly applied as treatment for Chiari I, an entity which is associated with a variety of presenting symptoms but little data correlating symptoms to surgical outcome. In a study published on Monday in Illinois, researchers applied the Chicago Chiari Outcome Scale, a novel 16-point tool for evaluating outcome, to a consecutive series of Chiari I patients to identify specific factors or symptoms that predispose to a better or worse surgical outcome. CLICK HERE TO READ THE STUDY