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Arnold Chiari 1 Malformation
What to do if I have arnold chiari malformation 1 and now I also have lupus. I am very active , but will that end?
Close follow up!: Arnold Chiari 1 occurs when part of the brain (cerebellum) presses into the opening at the base of the skull. The future depends more on what what your Neuro exams show over time. Symptoms may be mild (such as headache when sneezing) or more significant (imbalance/weakness). In lupus, ~ 70% of people can do very well while on therapy. Close follow up with MD's = best Rx to maintain active life!! ...Read more
No: The more accepted term is chiari malformation as arnold-chiari is an older term. This type of malformation is not a neural tube defect, but rather an abnormal migration of the cerebellar tonsils below the level of the foramen magnum (chiari type 1). This defect is attributed to a congenitally small posterior fossa, thus allowing the cerebellar tonsils to migrate downward. ...Read more
Sometimes surgery: Chiari malformation type i neurological disorder where cerebellum (or more specifically the cerebellar tonsils), descends out of the skull into the spinal area, resulting in compression of parts of brain and spinal cord, and disruptsl flow of cerebrospinal fluid sxs include .Dizziness, muscle weakness, numbness, vision problems, headaches, problems of balance/ coordination.If severe maybe surgery ...Read more
I have arnold chiari malformation type 1. I recently had corrective surgery. What are the possible side effects from that?
Hi. I have a type 1 Arnold Chiari Malformation and I'm currently waiting to see a neurologist to find out what treatment is necessary. However I was just wondering what symptoms and signs a doctor looks for when deciding whether or not it is necessary to
Arnold Chiari: The answer is a bit complicated and management depends on the extent of symptoms you are experiencing. Additionally, the neurologist will review imaging studies of your brain to determine the necessity or type of treatment. Be sure to make your appointment and write down questions you have for the doctor :) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chiary II.: Chiari ii malformation (cm-ii), also known as arnold-chiari malformation, is a fetal condition characterized by downward displacement of the cerebellar vermis and tonsils, a brainstem malformation with beaked midbrain on neuroimaging, and a spinal myelomeningocele (open spina bifida). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Result of ONTD.: Chiari ii malformation (cm-ii), also known as arnold-chiari malformation, is a fetal condition characterized by downward displacement of the cerebellar vermis and tonsils, a brainstem malformation with beaked midbrain on neuroimaging, and a spinal myelomeningocele (open spina bifida). The spinal defect is the etiology of the chiari ii malformation of the cerebellum and brainstem. ...Read more
No one knows: Chiari described malformations of the cerebellum. Arnold added the defects in the brain associated with spina bifida. This became known as chiari type 2 or arnold chiari. There is kinking of the medulla and fourth ventricle, obstruction of the outlet of the fourth ventricle, peaking of brainstem, fusion of thalamus, as well as hydrocephalus and incomplete closure of spinal cord. ...Read more
Head/ Cervical MRI: Chiari malformation is best diagnosed with a head MRI without contrast to assess for the abnormal tonsil position and determine whether hydrocephalus, or water on the brain, is present also. A cervical MRI without contrast can assess for a problem called a syrinx, or a fluid cavity in the center of the spinal cord. A lumbar MRI without contrast can also exclude a tethered cord causing numb legs. ...Read more
Brain malformation: Briana, a chiari malformation is a downward congenital (from birth) displacement of the lowermost part of the a part of the brain (the cerebellum) through the opening in the base of the skull. Several types with no symptoms to multiple symptoms such as neck pain, headaches, dizziness, loss of balance, numbness of limbs. May be associated with other structural changes in the spinal cord or brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chiary II.: Chiari ii malformation (cm-ii), also known as arnold-chiari malformation, is a fetal condition characterized by downward displacement of the cerebellar vermis and tonsils, a brainstem malformation with beaked midbrain, and a spinal myelomeningocele (open spina bifida). Symptoms: lower extremity paresis, hydrocephalus, bowel/bladder control impairement, inability to indipendently ambulate. ...Read more
If I have a arnold chiari malformation, what are the chances that my son will have these problems too?
Low: Chiari malformation can be isolated, occur secondary to spina bifida, or be part of many different patterns of birth defects (syndromes). If isolated (no other birth defects, medical issues), then it exhibits multifactorial determination in most cases, deriving from multiple genes and in utero environmental factors. This implies a 2-3% risk for each of your children to have chiari. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chiari surgery: Surgery for a chari malformation is rather straight forward - a "botched" surgery is rare, in some rare cases further surgery might be indicated if the symptoms are not resolved - this assumes there were no complications during the procedure. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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