[Endoscopic foramen magnum decompression of Chiari malformation].Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. 2007 Feb; 29(1):134-6.ZY
To evaluate the effectiveness and safety to treat Chiari malformation with the surgical decompression of the foramen magnum under endoscope.
In 1 patient with Chiari malformation with syringomyelia, we made a 2.5 cm incision under the endoscope for the surgical decompression of the foramen magnum.
All the symptoms and signs were remarkably relieved, and the patient could walk the next day and was discharged 3 days after the operation.
The endoscope-assisted decompression of the foramen magnum is a safe and effective surgical method to treat Chiari malformation.