Chiari Malformation, Chiari Decompression and Neurosurgery
ST. LOUIS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL - ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 10, 2019
What is Chiari malformation
? When and why do neurosurgeons operate? How can we know when surgery was a success or a failure?
Dr. Sean D. McEvoy
explains the basics of Chiari malformation, how common it is, and why surgery may or may not be an ideal choice for some patients.
Dr. McEvoy also highlights just how complicated diagnosis and treatment can be. Many patients arrive in the doctors office with a different set of symptoms than others. As Dr. McEvoy puts it: "I like to say that if you’ve seen one patient with Chiari malformation, you’ve seen one
patient with Chiari malformation."
If you've ever been curious about the complexities of Chiari decompression and what to expect from corrective neurosurgery for Chiari and syringomyelia
, this is the video to watch! Dr. McEvoy explains the complicated processes of Chiari decompression in an easy-to-understand way.
This presentation was made at the 2019 Chiari Family Workshop held at St. Louis Children's Hospital. (2019)