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A 42-year-old member asked:

Are there anyone living well with inoperatable arnold chiari malformation?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
It is: Chiari described different types of developmental defects of the cerebellum. Type 2 is associated with spina bifida, type 3 and type 4 are severe defects. You are probably talking about type 2 associated with spina bifida. It can cause breathing and swallowing problems. Treatment with surgery is controversial.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Anyone operated on arnold chiari malformation?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Many times: Chiari type two is arnold chiari. It is associated with spina bifida, hydrocephalus, syrinx, and apnea. Aggressive surgical management is often necessary at birth and during early infancy. The anomaly can not be cured. Release of pressure is the only treatment.

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Last updated Jan 22, 2014

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