Complications of chiari surgery

Tyler S. Auschwitz, Frederick Boop

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Suboccipital decompression for Chiari has been performed for years with a wide range of reported complications. These complications can be divided into those related to misdiagnosis, complications associated with improper surgical technique, and common complications of properly performed surgery. This chapter reviews the extant literature of reported complications of Chiari surgery. Although suboccipital decompression is thought to be a relatively simple and safe procedure with a low complication rate, reported surgical complications occur in 20 % of patients. The chapter will familiarize the reader with errors in diagnosis, errors in surgical judgement, and in the avoidance and management of complications associated with Chiari surgery. It is hoped that by reading this chapter, the readers may avoid the mistakes of those who have gone before them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Chiari Malformations
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages325-332
Number of pages8
Volume9781461463696
ISBN (Electronic)9781461463696
ISBN (Print)1461463688, 9781461463689
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StatePublished - Mar 1 2013

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Auschwitz, T. S., & Boop, F. (2013). Complications of chiari surgery. In The Chiari Malformations (Vol. 9781461463696, pp. 325-332). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6369-6_29

Complications of chiari surgery. / Auschwitz, Tyler S.; Boop, Frederick.

The Chiari Malformations. Vol. 9781461463696 Springer New York, 2013. p. 325-332.

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Auschwitz, TS & Boop, F 2013, Complications of chiari surgery. in The Chiari Malformations. vol. 9781461463696, Springer New York, pp. 325-332. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6369-6_29
Auschwitz TS, Boop F. Complications of chiari surgery. In The Chiari Malformations. Vol. 9781461463696. Springer New York. 2013. p. 325-332 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6369-6_29
Auschwitz, Tyler S. ; Boop, Frederick. / Complications of chiari surgery. The Chiari Malformations. Vol. 9781461463696 Springer New York, 2013. pp. 325-332
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