World Neurosurgery 2020 DOI: 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.09.068 View full text
James Feghali, Elizabeth Marinaro, Yangyiran Xie, Yuxi Chen, Sean Li, Judy Huang

Abstract: Background Postoperative emergency department (ED) visits following suboccipital decompression in Chiari malformation type I (CM-1) patients are not well described. We sought to evaluate the magnitude, etiology, and significance of postoperative ED service utilization in adult CM-1 patients at a tertiary referral center. Methods A prospectively maintained database of CM-1 patients seen at our institution between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2019 was used. ED visits …

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