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Does surgery work for Chiari malformation?

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According to Children's Hospital in Boston, which specializes in the treatment of Chiari malformations, surgery gets rid of symptoms in 50% of childhood cases. Surgery helps with symptoms in another 45% of cases.

From: Chiari Malformation WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 10/21/2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes: "NINDS Chiari Malformation Information Page" and "Chiari Malformation Fact Sheet."

Boston Children's Hospital: "Chiari Malformation."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes: "NINDS Chiari Malformation Information Page" and "Chiari Malformation Fact Sheet."

Boston Children's Hospital: "Chiari Malformation."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

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