Chiari malformation with compression of the medulla oblongata by the vertebral arteries

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  • 1 Division of Neurosurgery, Institute of Brain Diseases, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
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✓ A unique case is reported of Chiari malformation and compression of the medulla oblongata by both vertebral arteries. A 39-year-old woman complained of unsteady gait and motor weakness of the legs, and magnetic resonance imaging revealed the malformation and compression. Vascular decompression of the vertebral arteries was performed using synthetic (Gore-tex) vascular strips following posterior fossa decompression.

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Address reprint requests to: Tomoko Kobayashi, M.D., Division of Neurosurgery, Institute of Brain Diseases, Tohoku University School of Medicine, 1–1, Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980, Japan.
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