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J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 1996 Jun;25(6):1313-1317. Korean. Original Article.
Lee JK , Park JY , Chung HS , Suh JK , Lee KC , Lee HK .
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Acquired Chiari malformation is a term describing the low lying cerebellar tonsils subsequent to the documentation of a normal hind brain. It is radiograpnhically indistinguishable from Chiari-I type malformation. Ventricular and lumbar shunting are known predisposing factors in patients who develop such tonsilar descent. Managements of acquired Chiari malformations include ventriculoperitoneal(V-P) shunt. Ventriculoatrial(V-A) shunt or posterior fossa decompression after removal of lumboperitoneal(L-P) shunt. The authors recently have encountered a patient who developed an acquired chiari malformations after V-P shunt for hydrocephalus associatd with neurocysticercosis. This case of chiari malformation is presented as our report, together with pertinent literature review.

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