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What do you know about arnold chiari.. And cervical laminectomy?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
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In brief: Surgery

Surgery for a chiari malformation includes removing bone from the back of the skull to decompress the cerebellum and then if the cerebellar tonsils are low enough then you remove bone from the back of the spine(laminectomy) to make room and decompress the cerebellar tonsils from pressing on the spinal cord.
This surgery works very well with low risks.

In brief: Surgery

Surgery for a chiari malformation includes removing bone from the back of the skull to decompress the cerebellum and then if the cerebellar tonsils are low enough then you remove bone from the back of the spine(laminectomy) to make room and decompress the cerebellar tonsils from pressing on the spinal cord.
This surgery works very well with low risks.
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