Medical Articles

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Medical Article

This study was published on April 26 and comes from a team of researchers from both the University of Wisconsin and in Norway. Flow simulations in patient-specific models of the subarachnoid space characterize cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) flow in more detail than MR flow imaging. The researchers extended previous simulation studies. To learn more, READ ABSTRACT or VIEW 7-PAGE PDF FILE OF THE FULL TEXT WITH IMAGES

Thursday, May 24, 2012
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This study from Chicago looks at the case of a 34-year-old pregnant woman with Chiari. Her history shows an adult onset of Chiari I (that was treated with decompression surgery), cervical xyphosis and persistent syringomyelia. The study looks at the anesthetic management during her Cesarean delivery. READ THE STUDY AND VIEW MRI IMAGES

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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Here is an article that is nearly 60 years old from the Archives of Ophthalmology. It begins with "PLATYBASIA and the Arnold-Chiari deformity are of concern to the ophthalmologist." What is platybasia? CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT AND MUCH MORE

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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In this study, published last month in South Korea, researchers analyzed the outcome of posterior fossa decompression surgery.  Twenty-five adult patients with Chiari I and syringomyelia, who underwent surgery between October, 2000, and December, 2008, were enrolled in this study. READ FULL STUDY

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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This study comes from the Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA. They conducted a systematic review of published articles using Medline, PubMed (from 1950 to January, 2010), and reference lists of identified articles for Chiari malformation and scoliosis. Does the study suggest that curve magnitude improves after surgery for Chiari? CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT

Friday, May 18, 2012
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A study from Finland evaluated the prevalence of intracranial abnormalities in children with non-syndromic single suture craniosynostosis scheduled for cranial vault remodeling surgery using pre-operative MRIs. The most common finding was Chiari I. READ FULL STUDY

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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This study was published on May 1 and comes from The Netherlands. It presents essential features of Chiari II on MR images by ruling out the unreliable features. Using these features may improve the assessment of Chiari II in clinical and research settings. Make sure to read Part 2 of this study, which is also posted in the ICA Newsroom. READ THE STUDY

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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Here is the second part of this study from The Netherlands. READ THE STUDY

Monday, May 14, 2012
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This study from Germany looks at analysis of intraoperative findings, complications and long-term outcomes for 371 foramen magnum decompressions. It took place between 1985-2010. READ THE STUDY

Friday, May 11, 2012
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This study was published on Wednesday in Germany. Its objective is to analyze cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) hydrodynamics in patients with Chiari I, with and without syringomyelia, using 4D magnetic resonance phase contrast flow imaging. READ THE STUDY