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  • NEW CNS Guideline: Patients with Chiari Malformation

    • Oct 05, 2023

    NEW CNS Guideline: Patients with Chiari Malformation

    Schaumburg, Illinois, August 30, 2023—The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) has released NEW Guidelines for Patients with Chiari Malformation. Led by Dr. David F. Bauer, MD, MPH, this guideline was published August 30, 2023, in Neurosurgery, the official publication of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Other relevant information can also be found on the CNS website.

    This clinical guideline has been created to improve patient care by outlining the appropriate diagnostic and decision-making processes involved in the treatment of patients with CIM. Diagnosis and treatment of CIM can be challenging because not all patients are symptomatic and many patients do not require surgery. In addition, variations in surgical treatment can make surgical decision-making challenging. This guideline was created as an educational tool to guide qualified physicians through a series of diagnostic and treatment decisions to improve the quality and efficiency of care for patients with CIM.

    Guideline Task Force lead, Dr. Bauer states, “We hope this guideline will be helpful for both patients and clinicians when navigating the complexity of Chiari I Malformation.”

    This guideline was developed by the CNS and was reviewed for evidence-based integrity. It is endorsed by the CNS and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.


    About the Congress of Neurological Surgeons

    The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is the global leader in neurosurgical education, serving to promote health by advancing neurosurgery through innovation and excellence in education. The CNS provides leadership in neurosurgery by inspiring and facilitating scientific discovery and its translation into clinical practice. For more information, visit

    About Neurosurgery Publications
    Neurosurgery is the official publication of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Neurosurgery provides multimedia, prompt publication of scientific articles on clinical or experimental surgery topics important for the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves, reviews, and other information of interest to readers across the world. Clinical Neurosurgery, published annually as a supplement to Neurosurgery, is the official register of the CNS Annual Meeting. Operative Neurosurgery is focused on the technical aspects of the discipline featuring operative procedures, anatomy, instrumentation, devices, and technology. Operative Neurosurgery is the practical resource for cutting-edge material that connects the surgeon directly to the operating room. Neurosurgery Practice publishes scientific articles, both clinical and experimental, from across the neurosurgical subspecialties including but not limited to vascular, spine, and tumor. Neurosurgery Practice features clinical research, reviews, case instructions, and other information of interest to neurosurgeons.  Neurosurgery Practice is an online-only, fully Open Access publication with content publishing under either the Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY-NC-ND or CC-BY license.

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