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How dangerous to an 18-month-old is the surgery to fix the arnold-chiari malformation?

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Dr. Steven Giannotta
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Safe if experienced

As a general rule, such surgeries should be done in major medical centers or in designated childrens hospitals by neurosurgeons who specialize in pediatric neurosurgery.
Under those circumstances, the surgeries are as safe as they can be made and almost always better than not repairing the malformation.

In brief: Safe if experienced

As a general rule, such surgeries should be done in major medical centers or in designated childrens hospitals by neurosurgeons who specialize in pediatric neurosurgery.
Under those circumstances, the surgeries are as safe as they can be made and almost always better than not repairing the malformation.
Dr. Steven Giannotta
Dr. Steven Giannotta
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: All surgery serious

All surgery is serious.
However, the surgery is not the most complicated. Speak to your prospective neurosurgeon about the procedure, and the recovery period.

In brief: All surgery serious

All surgery is serious.
However, the surgery is not the most complicated. Speak to your prospective neurosurgeon about the procedure, and the recovery period.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. David Benglis
Neurosurgery

In brief: Chiari Malformations

Chiari i and ii malformations are the most common.
There are risks to any surgical procedure. If someone is recommending this surgery then i would assume that there is a good reason. Seek advice from a fellowship trained pediatric neurosurgeon.

In brief: Chiari Malformations

Chiari i and ii malformations are the most common.
There are risks to any surgical procedure. If someone is recommending this surgery then i would assume that there is a good reason. Seek advice from a fellowship trained pediatric neurosurgeon.
Dr. David Benglis
Dr. David Benglis
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