Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guidelines for Patients With Chiari Malformation: Diagnosis

David F. Bauer*, Toba Niazi, Rabia Qaiser, Libby Kosnik Infinger, Shobhan Vachhrajani, Laurie L. Ackerman, Eric M. Jackson, Sarah Jernigan, Cormac O. Maher, Jogi V. Pattisapu, Carolyn Quinsey, Jeffrey S. Raskin, Brandon G. Rocque, Howard Silberstein

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Chiari I malformation (CIM) is characterized by descent of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum, potentially causing symptoms from compression or obstruction of the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. Diagnosis and treatment of CIM is varied, and guidelines produced through systematic review may be helpful for clinicians. OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review of the medical literature to answer specific questions on the diagnosis and treatment of CIM. METHODS: PubMed and Embase were queried between 1946 and January 23, 2021, using the search strategies provided in Appendix I of the full guidelines. RESULTS: The literature search yielded 567 abstracts, of which 151 were selected for full-text review, 109 were then rejected for not meeting the inclusion criteria or for being off-topic, and 42 were included in this systematic review. CONCLUSION: Three Grade C recommendations were made based on Level III evidence. The full guidelines can be seen online at https://www.cns.org/guidelines/browse-guidelines-detail/1-imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)723-726
Number of pages4
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume93
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2023

Keywords

  • Chiari
  • Diagnosis
  • Guideline
  • Systematic review
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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