The Chiari Malformation and other NHD pathologies


The Definition of the Adult Chiari Malformation:  A Brief Historical Overview, by Ghassan Bejjani, Neurosurgical Focus, 1 (1):  Article 1, 2001 

Treatment of failed Adult Chiari Malformation decompression surgery with CSF drainage: Observations in six patients, by Ghassan Bejjani, Kimberly P. Cockerham, William E. Rothfus, Joseph C. Maroon, Melissa Maddock, Acta Neurochirugica, 145, 107-116, 2003. 

Association of the adult Chiari malformation and idiopathic intracranial hypertension: More than a coincidence. Medical Hypotheses June 2003  

The Adult Chiari Malformation, Ghassan K. Bejjani, Kimberly Cockerham, Contemp Neurosurgery 23 (26), December, 2001 

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, Ghassan K. Bejjani, Kimberly Cockerham, Misha Pless, William Rotfus Contemp Neurosurgery 24, May 2002.



“Chiari Malformation of the Adult:  An Old Definition Revisited,” Outreach Program at the Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, Brownsville General Hospital, Brownsville, PA, May 3, 2001 

“Overview of Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia,” CNS Luncheon Symposium on Syringomyelia, San Diego, CA, October 2, 2001 

“Failed ACM” at the SM/CM Physician Engineer Think Tank Workshop, ASAP Conference, July 24-27, 2002, Saint Louis MI. 

“The Chiari Malformation”, (Faculty) Breakfast Seminar, April 30, 2003, AANS, San Diego. 

“The Adult Chiari Malformation”, Invited lecture, A.U.B. Neurosurgery rounds, August 13, 2003. 

 “The Adult Chiari Malformation” Neurosurgical ICU nursing inservice, PUH-UPMC, April 23, 2003. 

“The Adult Chiari Malformation” Neurosurgical nursing inservice, PUH-UPMC, March 5, 2003 

Association of the Adult Chiari Malformation And Pseudotumor Cerebri: A Report on Three Cases." Ghassan Bejjani, Kimberly Cockerham, Misha Pless, NANOS, CO, February 2003. 

Failed Adult Chiari malformation decompression: is there a role for altered neural hydrodynamics." Ghassan Bejjani, Kimberly Cockerham, William Rothfus, NANOS, CO, February 2003. 

What Do Tonsillar Herniation and Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Have in Common?  Successful Management of Recurrent Chiari Malformation with CSF Diversions, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Transactions of the 12th World Congress of Neurosurgery, WFNS, Sydney, Australia, September 16-21, 2001. 

Frameless Stereotaxis for Shunt Placement in Adults with Small Ventricles, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Adnan A. Abla, Melissa Maddock, Alexis Ferencz, Poster Presentation, 51st Annual Meeting, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, San Diego, CA, September 29 – October 4, 2001. 

Symptomatic Chiari I Malformation, Kimberly Cockerham, Ghassan K. Bejjani, NANOS, Denver, CO, February 8-13, 2002. 

Treatment of failed Adult Chiari Malformation Decompression with CSF drainage: Initial report Ghassan K. Bejjani, Joseph Maroon, Kimberly Cockerham, John S. Kennerdell, William E. Rotfus, 13th annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, San Diego, CA, February 16-19, 2002 

Evaluation of a new Dural substitute for the Adult Chiari Malformation reconstruction, by GK Bejjani, Joseph C. Maroon, Jeff Bost, Kelly Eddy, Theodore Heise, 52nd Annual Meeting, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 2002, Philadelphia.