Chiari I: Outcome
A points-based algorithm for prognosticating clinical outcome of Chiari malformation Type I with syringomyelia: results from a predictive model analysis of 82 surgically managed adult patients
J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Nov 10:1-10.
- A team of specialist from the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences in Bangalore and the Christian Medical College, Vellore, India published a study in 82 adult patients with Chiari I malformation and syringomyelia. They evaluated factors that might predict outcome following surgery and found that patients with gait imbalance and motor deficits did not respond to surgery as well as those without these findings. They also found that patients with more pronounced Chiari I malformations were more likely to respond favorably to surgery.
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