Posted By Anneliese on July 06, 1999 at 09:24:40
Hi CCf, I hoping you may shed some information my way on how patient's outcome after having Decompression for Arnold-Chiari Malformation with Neurological Deficits respond to this surgery? It has been about two months since my surgery for my ACM still I struggle with the same symptoms prior to surgery. Dizziness, Severe Headaches, Double Vision, Facial Numbness and Spasity of both upper and lower extremities. I get very discouraged with my illness not letting up on some of these deficits.
I know there is the possibility I may have to undergo more surgery in the future.
With such a rare neurological disorder it is hard to find much information on how patients do post operative. I am told by my neurosurgeon that it takes time to see improvement with deficits. Plus, is it worth risking more surgery only to continue to worsen?
Thanks, Sincerely, Anneliese
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2 Mos. Post-op Occipital Decompression With No Relief? SS 7/07/1999
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