A rare course of scoliosis associated with chiari malformation and syringomyelia

Masato Tanaka, Yoshihisa Sugimoto, Shinya Arataki, Tomoyuki Takigawa, Toshifumi Ozaki

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Spinal deformity is an important clinical manifestation of Chiari I malformation (CM-I) and syringomyelia. Here we report the result of an 8-year follow-up of a 13-year-old girl with severe scoliosis associated with Chiari malformation and a large syringomyelia. The patient presented at our hospital at the age of 13 with a 68° scoliosis. Magnetic resonance imaging showed Chiari malformation and a large syringomyelia. Neurosurgical treatment involved foramen magnum decompression and partial Cl laminectomy, but the scoliosis still progressed. We present the first case report of a rare course of scoliosis in a patient with CM-I and a large syringomyelia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-306
Number of pages4
JournalActa medica Okayama
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014



  • Chiari I malformation
  • Scoliosis
  • Syringomyelia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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