Curve progression in scoliosis associated with Chiari I malformation following suboccipital decompression.J Spinal Disord Tech. 2002 Oct; 15(5):410-4.JS
Nine children with scoliosis and Chiari I malformations were followed 1-11 years after suboccipital decompression. Eight also had syringomyelia. Despite initial curve stabilization, at final follow-up eight curves were of the magnitude to require spinal fusion. Neither bracing nor secondary neurosurgical procedures arrested progressive curves.