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Foramen magnum decompression for the treatment of Arnold Chiari malformation type I with associated syringomyelia in an elderly patient.
Spinal Cord. 2005 Apr; 43(4):249-51.SC

Abstract

STUDY DESIGN

Report of a rare case of an elderly patient with late onset of Arnold Chiari malformation type I with associated syringomyelia that was successfully treated with foramen magnum decompression.

OBJECTIVE

To report this rare case along with a literature review.

SETTING

Gifu, Japan.

METHODS

A 69-year-old woman with a 4-year history of dull pain in her right arm was referred to the clinic. After physical and radiographical examinations, she was diagnosed with Arnold Chiari malformation type I with associated syringomyelia. A foramen magnum decompression by the removal of the outer layer of the dura mater was performed.

RESULTS

At 2 years postoperatively, MRI revealed a decrease in the size of the syringomyelia. Her symptoms had also remarkably improved.

CONCLUSIONS

A rare case of symptomatic Arnold Chiari malformation type I with associated syringomyelia in an elderly woman was successfully treated with foramen magnum decompression by the removal of the outer layer of the dura mater.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Gifu University School of Medicine, Gifu City, 501-1194, Gifu, Japan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15520835

Citation

Takigami, I, et al. "Foramen Magnum Decompression for the Treatment of Arnold Chiari Malformation Type I With Associated Syringomyelia in an Elderly Patient." Spinal Cord, vol. 43, no. 4, 2005, pp. 249-51.
Takigami I, Miyamoto K, Kodama H, et al. Foramen magnum decompression for the treatment of Arnold Chiari malformation type I with associated syringomyelia in an elderly patient. Spinal Cord. 2005;43(4):249-51.
Takigami, I., Miyamoto, K., Kodama, H., Hosoe, H., Tanimoto, S., & Shimizu, K. (2005). Foramen magnum decompression for the treatment of Arnold Chiari malformation type I with associated syringomyelia in an elderly patient. Spinal Cord, 43(4), 249-51.
Takigami I, et al. Foramen Magnum Decompression for the Treatment of Arnold Chiari Malformation Type I With Associated Syringomyelia in an Elderly Patient. Spinal Cord. 2005;43(4):249-51. PubMed PMID: 15520835.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Foramen magnum decompression for the treatment of Arnold Chiari malformation type I with associated syringomyelia in an elderly patient. AU - Takigami,I, AU - Miyamoto,K, AU - Kodama,H, AU - Hosoe,H, AU - Tanimoto,S, AU - Shimizu,K, PY - 2004/11/3/pubmed PY - 2005/6/7/medline PY - 2004/11/3/entrez SP - 249 EP - 51 JF - Spinal cord JO - Spinal Cord VL - 43 IS - 4 N2 - STUDY DESIGN: Report of a rare case of an elderly patient with late onset of Arnold Chiari malformation type I with associated syringomyelia that was successfully treated with foramen magnum decompression. OBJECTIVE: To report this rare case along with a literature review. SETTING: Gifu, Japan. METHODS: A 69-year-old woman with a 4-year history of dull pain in her right arm was referred to the clinic. After physical and radiographical examinations, she was diagnosed with Arnold Chiari malformation type I with associated syringomyelia. A foramen magnum decompression by the removal of the outer layer of the dura mater was performed. RESULTS: At 2 years postoperatively, MRI revealed a decrease in the size of the syringomyelia. Her symptoms had also remarkably improved. CONCLUSIONS: A rare case of symptomatic Arnold Chiari malformation type I with associated syringomyelia in an elderly woman was successfully treated with foramen magnum decompression by the removal of the outer layer of the dura mater. SN - 1362-4393 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15520835/Foramen_magnum_decompression_for_the_treatment_of_Arnold_Chiari_malformation_type_I_with_associated_syringomyelia_in_an_elderly_patient_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.sc.3101675 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -