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Follow-up After Surgery for Chiari Malformations in Children

This page was last updated on January 25th, 2023

Frequency of Office Visits

  • Time of postoperative visits: The initial visit is 1–2 weeks after surgery, then 3 months later with a follow-up MRI scan, then yearly.

Frequency of Imaging

  • Single MRI at 3 months: If no syrinx is present, a follow-up MRI of the brain or cervical spine at 3 months is sufficient.
  • Yearly MRI if syrinx: If a syrinx is present, subsequent yearly spinal MRIs are advised.

Other Investigations Required

  • None

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