Chiari I malformation with traumatic syringomyelia and spontaneous resolution: Case report and literature review

William C. Olivero, Dzung H. Dinh

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Abstract

A case history of a 28-year-old woman who sustained a moderately severe head injury and then developed acute bilateral arm weakness is presented. Magnetic resonance imaging studies revealed a Chiari I malformation with a large cervical syringomyelia (hydromyelia). The patient’s arm weakness almost completely resolved spontaneously as did her syrinx. How this case is interpreted in light of the various theories of pathogenesis will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)758-760
Number of pages3
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1992

Keywords

  • Chiari I
  • Hydromyelia
  • Syringomyelia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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