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Birth injury as a causative factor of syringomyelia with Chiari type I deformity.
  1. K Hida,
  2. Y Iwasaki,
  3. H Imamura,
  4. H Abe
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, University of Hokkaido School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.


    The epidemiology of syringomyelia with Chiari type I deformity was investigated with particular reference to perinatal problems. All subjects in our study were born by vaginal delivery and had a high incidence of perinatal accidents (abnormal presentations, birth injuries, and neonatal asphyxia). This study suggests that these may be strong causative factors for syringomyelia associated with Chiari type I deformity.

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