suboccipital decompression

sub·oc·cip·i·tal de·com·pres·sion

decompression of the posterior fossa by occipital craniectomy and opening of the dura.
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Suboccipital decompression (with or without dural grafting), cyst shunting, and lysis of intradural adhesions is the most commonly performed surgical treatment in the Chiari malformations and associated syringohydromyelia.
The operative procedure usually recommended for patients with a Chiari I malformation and syrinx would be a suboccipital decompression with a cervical laminectomy and duraplasty.
Badie B, Mendoza D, Batzdorf U: Posterior fossa volume and response to suboccipital decompression in patients with Chiari I malformation.