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Can Chiari Malformation reoccur after surgery?

I had surgery to address the issues caused by my Chiari Malformation in 2005. This involved a craniectomy and a stint to drain a syrinx. My original symptom was intense neck and shoulder pain involving muscle knots. I had relief for several years, but it seems lately my symptoms are back. Could surgery be necessary again? I can't imagine having to do it again. It was the worst pain I've ever had. Thanks for your time and input.
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620923 tn?1452915648

  Hi and welcome to the Chiari forum.

Surgery does not remove Chiari...just helps lessen symptoms and slows progression, so it is possible to require a second surgery.

May I ask, outside of syringomyelia and Chiari do you have any other related conditions?
Not to my knowledge. What are some examples?
620923 tn?1452915648

  Related conditions would be, Syringomyelia (syrinx), Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, POTS, ICP, CCI,tethered cord, bulging disks, scoliosis,retroflexed odontoid,Basilar ingvagnation, sleep apnea,.....as well as the non related conditions lymes, lupus and MS should be ruled out.
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