Treatments for Chiari Malformation


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Treatment list for Chiari Malformation: The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Chiari Malformation includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Surgery to repair myelomeningocele
  • Surgical shunt - for Hydrocephalus
  • Surgery to enlarge back of the skull

Treatment of Chiari Malformation: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to treatment of Chiari Malformation:

Treatments of Chiari Malformation discussion: Children with Chiari malformation may require surgery to repair an existing myelomeningocele. Hydrocephalus may be treated with surgical implantation of a shunt to relieve increased pressure on the brain. Some adults with Chiari malformation may benefit from surgery in which the opening in the back of the skull is enlarged to relieve intracranial pressure. 1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Chiari Malformation Information Page: NINDS

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