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What is arnold chiari syndrome?

What is arnold chiari syndrome?

Malformation: Chiari described different defects of the cerebellum. Arnold added details of a very specific malformation (chiari type 2). Low lying tonsils with elongation of medulla, kinking of fourth ventricle with obstruction, and associated fusing of thalamus, hydrocephalus, peaking of quadrigeminal plate, etc. Associated with spinal bifida. Sorry you asked? ...Read more

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Chiari Syndrome (Definition)

Chiari syndrome is a rare disease in which the veins of the liver are narrowed and obstructed. The cause of Chiari syndrome is often unknown. Individuals will usually have symptoms of abdominal pain and the feeling of excess fluid building up ...Read more


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Please explain arnold chiari syndrome.?

Please explain arnold chiari syndrome.?

Now called Chiari ll: A retrospective look has taken arnold's name away. There are two main types of chiari malformations that are not really related to each other. Chiari 1 affects adults and is the result of a small brain compartment that forces the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum. Chiari 11 affects children from birth and is associated with a myelomeningocele at birth. The brainstem itself is altered. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my mum has arnold chiari syndrome i trying 2 find out what the average life expectancy is for people with this?

Should i be concerned if my mum has arnold chiari syndrome i trying 2 find out what the average life expectancy is for people with this?

Chiari: It needs to be monitored with scans especially if she has chairi symptoms. This could be congenital as well. As long as it stable, and she is asymptomatic, it does not cause any problems should consult neurosurgeon and neurology. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chiari syndrome?

What are the symptoms of chiari syndrome?

Headache: Most have no symptoms- it's usually found incidentally. When severe enough, it can be associated with weakness, headaches, nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, and other symptoms like those with hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is arnold-chiari 1 syndrome?

Could you explain what is arnold-chiari 1 syndrome?

Congenital Crowding: Congenital malformation. Is generally asymptomatic during childhood, but often manifests with headaches and cerebellar symptoms. Herniation of cerebellar tonsils. ...Read more

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Best way to cure budd chiari syndrome?

Best way to cure budd chiari syndrome?

Meds then surgery: Patients with budd chiari can try diuretics, salt restriction, and even anticoagulation but usually they end up needing a way to bypass for the occluded hepatic veins. The first option is usually a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: budd chiari syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: budd chiari syndrome?

Liver veins obstruct: Budd chiari syndrome is defined as the clinical presentation ( symptoms) related to the occlusion or obstruction of the hepatic ( liver) veins. Most of the time, it is represented by abdominal pain, ascite ( increased abdominal fluids) and hepatomegaly ( increased liver size, caused by veins obstruction). It can be acute or chronic. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of arnold-chiari malformation?

What are the symptoms of arnold-chiari malformation?

Headaches/dizziness: Most common symptom is headache. Other symptoms can include dizziness, unsteady gait, double vision, and passing out episodes. The headaches can be worse if there is straining. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an arnold chiari malformation?

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