Chiari Malformation: The Simple Gets Complicated
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
APRIL 15, 2016
Dr. Mark Luciano talks about what makes a seemingly "simple" condition so complicated. Topics include: methods of diagnosis and treatment (Chiari decompression surgery
), what makes Chiari malformation can be so difficult to treat, other conditions (like CSF leaks or syringomyelia) that may further complicate treatment, and different options patients can take in order to feel better. (2016)
This lecture was originally prepared as a Consider Chiari
lecture, which seeks to educate medical professionals more about conditions like Chiari malformation and their complicating co-morbidities like CSF leak in order to better equip clinicians to care for patients and improve patient outcomes!