THE PFD TRIAL FOR CHILDREN WITH CHIARI MALFORMATION & SYRINGOMYELIA
Dr. David Limbrick discusses his ongoing randomized control trial that will be able to shed some light on Chiari decompression surgery best practices.
Currently, many neurosurgeons are not sure if it is better to open the dura (duraplasty) or leave it closed when doing a posterior fossa decompression. This RCT will help more surgeons determine whether or not they should do a duraplasty on a pediatric patient with Chiari and syringomyelia. This lecture was given at the 2016 CSF Think Tank meeting in Chicago, IL. (2016)