A Chiari Type 1 malformation is a bony abnormality of the skull that often causes a portion of the brain to move downward into the spinal area. The condition can be treated surgically. However, neurosurgeons must decide on their approach based on various criteria, one of which is the size of the junction between the skull and the spine. The accurate measurement of this area was the subject of a recent article by Dr. Richard C.E. Anderson.
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