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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery

In brief: A big question

There are 3 main categories i.
Cerebellum is displaced about 5 mm below the level of the foramen magnum ii. There is more than 5 mm diplacement below the level of the foramen magnum. This is usually associated with spina bifida- a defect in the spinal coverings leading to a myelomeningocoele iii. There is cerebellum and brainstem protruding out an opening in the skull.

In brief: A big question

There are 3 main categories i.
Cerebellum is displaced about 5 mm below the level of the foramen magnum ii. There is more than 5 mm diplacement below the level of the foramen magnum. This is usually associated with spina bifida- a defect in the spinal coverings leading to a myelomeningocoele iii. There is cerebellum and brainstem protruding out an opening in the skull.
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Dr. Jefferson Chen
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