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Will the surgery to correct a chiari malformation get rid of the symptoms forever?

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Dr. Steven Giannotta
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Depending on the symptoms and type of surgery, this can be very successful.
No surgery is guaranteed to reesolve symptoms permanently.

In brief: Not necessarily

Depending on the symptoms and type of surgery, this can be very successful.
No surgery is guaranteed to reesolve symptoms permanently.
Dr. Steven Giannotta
Dr. Steven Giannotta
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Dr. Steven Giannotta
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nothing is forever.

Decompressing a chiari malformation may reduce symptoms related to cranial nerve compression, headache and syringomyelia.
The surgery does not "fix" the malformation and the results may or may not be permanent.

In brief: Nothing is forever.

Decompressing a chiari malformation may reduce symptoms related to cranial nerve compression, headache and syringomyelia.
The surgery does not "fix" the malformation and the results may or may not be permanent.
Dr. Steven Giannotta
Dr. Steven Giannotta
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