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Chiari Decompression Surgery

Hi. I am 22 and am getting a chiari decompression surgery within the next year hopefully.
I am a little anxious about the surgery as I have never had a surgery before where I would need to be put under.
I'm also having a C1 removal along with duraplasy. I would appreciate talking to someone who understands what I am saying.

Thanks!
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620923 tn?1452915648
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Hi and welcome to the Chiari forum.

I am well aware of what you are talking about, I had the decompression with dura plasty in '09.

May I ask have you ruled out ALL related condition's?
Typically they shave down a little of C1 and C2 to make room, I have not heard of a complete removal of any of the vertebras.

Have you found a true Chiari specialist?
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