Recovery After Surgery for Chiari Malformations in Children

Postoperative Orders 

  • ICU: The ICU is preferred immediately after surgery with a transition to general care usually occurring by postoperative day 1 or 2.
  • Routine orders

Postoperative Morbidity

  • Neck pain: Significant neck pain related to muscle dissection is the main expected morbidity.
  • Aseptic meningitis: Occasionally an aseptic meningitis arises that is proven by lumbar puncture and treated with supportive measures.