Medical Articles

Thursday, May 10, 2012
Medical Article

This study was published in Pediatrics International, the official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society. It looks at the prevalence of sleep disordered breathing in children with Chiari II, a known association of neural tube defects, which has not been well documented. The children were referred from the Neurosurgery Clinic to the University Sleep Disorders Centre at King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, between 2002 and 2009. READ FULL STUDY

Friday, May 4, 2012
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Eccentric syringes associated with Chiari I malformation have received little attention in the medical literature. That is one of the reasons why a team at the University of Alabama at Birmingham did this research. READ THE STUDY

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
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This study was published on Tuesday and comes from The Netherlands. It presents essential features of the Chiari II malformation on MR images by ruling out the unreliable features. Using these features may improve the assessment of Chiari II malformation in clinical and research settings. READ THE STUDY

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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(NOTE: Includes surgical images.) This stock medical exhibit features multiple images describing a Chiari I malformation in a white female and the surgical procedure to decompress the neural elements at the base of the brain. CLICK HERE

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Medical Article

This study comes from Rome, Italy. It is very interesting as about 87% of the patients had no symptoms prior to their acute onset. READ THE STUDY

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Medical Article

This study comes from Cairo, Egypt. Its aim is to evaluate the long-term outcome of posterior fossa decompression surgery in the treatment of adult Chiari I malformation, focusing on some factors or technical aspects which might influence the outcome. CLICK HERE TO READ THE STUDY

Friday, April 20, 2012
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The following pictures and MRI images of Chiari and syringomyelia are from the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. VIEW PICTURES AND IMAGES

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Medical Article

This is a clinical presentation, but it is written is an easy-to-understand way and is recommended reading. It also includes a slideshow. CLICK HERE

Thursday, April 5, 2012
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This easy-to-understand video explains the different parts of the spine. WATCH THIS VIDEO

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Medical Article

Dr. Richard G. Ellenbogen, a neurosurgeon and pediatric neurosurgeon with University of Washington Medicine, provides an easy-to-understand explanation of CSF, what it does and why it is so valuable. READ FULL ARTICLE