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A 58-year-old female asked:

Does chiari 1malformation with decompression surgery ever go away?

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Dr. John Oro
Dr. John Oroanswered
Neurosurgery 43 years experience
Yes.: Yes, the crowding and pointing of the cerebellar tonsils at the base of the skull can resolve and some people can fully recover and stay recovered for years. Outcome tudies on a large number of people followed for many years are lacking. Our published outcome study in 112 of our patients showed that 84% had a significant improvement in their quality of life when assessed one year after surgery.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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