Would a cervical laminectomy fix my chiari malformation?

No. Chiari is congenital and cannot be "fixed" in the true sense of the term. An upper cervical laminectomy and suboccipital craniectomy may relieve some of the symptoms.
No. Chiari is a congental anomalie. There is no way to "fix" it.

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What can you know about arnold chiari. And a surgery called a cervical laminectomy?

Chiari 1. Arnold chiari malformation type 1 is defined by cerebellar tonsils that extend below the foramen magnum. The symptoms range from none to numbness, pain and weakness. The condition can become life threatening when cerebrospinal fluid is blocked. It is important to see a neurosurgeon with experience treating this disorder to discuss the therapeutic options. Read more...

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

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. Read more...

Can there be some connection between cervical dystonia and arnold chiari malformation?

Yes there is. Not only the dystonias but also other movement disorders such as the dyskinesias. Chiari malformation is readily treatable with decompression and may have a positive impact on the level of disability associated with these movement disorders. Please have it evaluated. Good luck and well wishes. Read more...

What does it mean to have cervical laminectomy?

See below. To remove the posterior portion of the spinal canal in the neck region to reduce pressure or compression on the spinal cord itself. Read more...
Type of approach . This describes the way into the spinal canal by removing a portion of the roof or lamina of the spine which is termed a laminectomy to get access to the spinal canal? Cervical means the neck region. It is done from the posterior or back approach. Read more...

Need a multilevel cervical laminectomy, please tell me what I can expect?

Bone removal. Removing bone from the back of the spinal canal to decompress the spinal cord. Low risks in the hands of a good neurosurgeon. Quite a bit of pain for the first 2-3 days, not intolerable, and improves well after that. Good luck to you. Read more...
Cervical Stenosis. There are three options for posterior decompression of the spinal canal: laminectomy, laminoplasty, and laminectomy with fusion. All three forms require manipulation of the neck muscles that can result in neck pain for several weeks. Laminectomy has the potential of making the spine unstable over time based on the amount of bone removal and my preference is laminoplasty which preserves more bone. Read more...

80y.o./underwent cervical laminectomy (C3, 4, 5, 6) 3 mnths ago, regularly getting nausea after that. Tried Rabium 20 and Neopride total, no help.

Cervical spine. Why would a spine surgeon subject a 80-years old patient to undergo a cervical spinal surgery? Have you sought a second opinion to determine if surgery was an absolutely necessary, especially at your age with a history of diabetes? Perhaps you should ask for a trial of Zofran (ondansetron) 4mg. Read more...