Suboccipital decompression | definition of suboccipital decompression by Medical dictionary
decompression of the posterior fossa by occipital craniectomy and opening of the dura.
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A suboccipital decompression
may be required if the Chiari symptoms are not relieved with a VP shunt.
(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.