Chiari type I malformation with high foramen magnum anomaly


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ULUTABANCA H. , ACER N. , KUCUK A. , DOĞAN S. , TUMTURK A. , KURTSOY A. , ...More

FOLIA MORPHOLOGICA, vol.74, no.3, pp.402-406, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 74 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/fm.2015.0059
  • Title of Journal : FOLIA MORPHOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.402-406
  • Keywords: foramen magnum, posterior cranial fossa, computed tomography, Chiari malformation, MORPHOMETRIC-ANALYSIS

Abstract

A 14-year-old male with a neck pain and hypoesthesia in the upper extremities was diagnosed with Chiari type I malformation (CMI) and syringomyelia. The posterior part of the occipital bone was removed via cranio-cervical decompression. The accuracy of measuring the posterior cranial fossa (PCF) and foramen magnum (FM) dimensions were evaluated and compared with the literature. The linear PCF and FM dimensions as well as volumes were measured using computed tomography (CT) images with different techniques.