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Chiari Malformation Side Effects
I have arnold chiari malformation type 2 with syrinx. I recently had re-exploration durap. What are the possible side effects from that?
I have arnold chiari malformation type 1. I recently had corrective surgery. What are the possible side effects from that?
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A brain anamoly: A chiari 1 is a malformation where a small part of the brain (the cerebellar tonsils) descends into the spinal canal and compresses the spinal cord/brain stem. The early symptom are typically headaches. As time proceeds and in more severe descended chiari's, the symptoms can include numbness, weakness, unsteadiness, visual issues, nausea, etc. See physician for an exam and discussion of surgery. ...Read more
Surgery or nothing:
These are treated with surgery on the base of the skull and sometimes the dura covering the brain and/or the upper cervical vertebrae. Each surgery is tailored to the individual depending on their symptoms and severity of the chiari malformation.
The alternative for many chiari malformations is no surgery and no treatment. Many people require no intervention at all. ...Read more
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 more
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
Depends: Chiari I malformations may have no symptoms or headaches. Other chiari malformations may possibly lead to a shortened life span (for instance due to respiratory failure). Chiari ii may also have paralysis below an associated chord malformation. Chiari iii and IV are more severe. ...Read more
Yes: Some are stable but some can cause brainstem problems so see a neurosurgeon and have it properly evauated. ...Read more
Chiari Malformations: Are a spectrum of congenital anomalies primarily affecting the cerebellum and associated structures. ...Read more
Chiari: Chiari malformation is said to exist when the lowest part of the cerebellum of the brain (called the tonsils) extend below the foramen magnum (the hole in the base of the skull through which the spinal cord descend into the spine). In most cases this is of no consequence. However, minor or major symptoms are possible. This is almost always a congenital condition (you are born with it). ...Read more
Maybe: Addressing chiari 1 malformations, non-surgically treated cases can spontaneously remit and later return dependent upon factors relating to the degree of cerebellar tonsillar impaction into the upper cervical spinal canal. Operated cases may recur because brain prolapses through the surgical defect caused by the decompression the once again compress the upper cervical cord. ...Read more
No relationship.: No, arnold chiari malformation cannot cause meniere's disease. Meniere's disease is an inner ear disorder, whereas a chiari malformation is a brain condition. A chiari malformation occurs when the bottom of the brain (the brainstem) extends below the opening of the skull. ...Read more
Moderately risky: Chiari decompression surgery is considered moderate risk surgery. In other words, its not like having your appendix or hernia repaired but its also not like having a complex brain tumor or aneurysm worked on either. The major risks of this surgery are severe (sometime chronic) neck pain, bleeding, infection, and a small risk of spinal fluid leak. The more scary risks (stroke) are very rare. ...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
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Some CMs are asymptomatic and do not interfere with a person’s activities of daily living. In other cases, medications may ease symptoms, such as pain.
Surgery is the only treatment available to correct functional disturbances or halt the progression of damage to the central nervous system. Most individuals who have surgery see a reduction in their symptoms and/or prolonged periods of relief. ...Read more
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