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Anaesthetic Management of Arnold Chiari Malformation Posted for Foramen Magnum Decompression
Arnold-Chiari malformation is anatomically definedas the displacement of the cerebellar tonsils below the level of theforamen magnum. Anaesthetic implications include minimal neck movements during intubation, avoidance of raised intracranial tension and airway pressure, prevention of hypothermia, maintenance of general anaesthesia in a paediatric patient in prone position.
Arnold-Chiari Malformation, Arachnoid Cyst, Meningomyelocele, Anesthesia.
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