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Could a chiari malformation come back?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology

In brief: Maybe

Addressing chiari 1 malformations, non-surgically treated cases can spontaneously remit and later return dependent upon factors relating to the degree of cerebellar tonsillar impaction into the upper cervical spinal canal.
Operated cases may recur because brain prolapses through the surgical defect caused by the decompression the once again compress the upper cervical cord.

In brief: Maybe

Addressing chiari 1 malformations, non-surgically treated cases can spontaneously remit and later return dependent upon factors relating to the degree of cerebellar tonsillar impaction into the upper cervical spinal canal.
Operated cases may recur because brain prolapses through the surgical defect caused by the decompression the once again compress the upper cervical cord.
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