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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 2 with syrinx. I recently had re-exploration durap. What are the possible side effects from that?

Recurrence: Hopefully everything works out for you. But if there is a problem with sealing of the patch leaks and swelling can develop.This fluid can cause compression of the brain stem.You should talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Chiari Malformation (Definition)

Chiari malformation is a congenital condition where the connection between the brain and the ...Read more


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Is it possible for a traumatic syrinx to grow larger? I don't have Chiari malformation.

Yes: Syrinx can enlarge / elongate. Sometimes tiny shunts are placed if the Neurosurgeon believes this will prevent elongation (if there is production of fluid under pressure within the syrinx ). We monitor the stability of the syrinx with serial neurological exams over time. The majority of the time the situation remains stable and new symptoms arise for other reasons. (Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel etc) ...Read more

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Can chiari malformation kill you? I have eds hypermobility, pots, syrinx. Suspecting chiari malformation and i just found out i'm pregnant i'm scared

Can chiari malformation kill you? I have eds hypermobility, pots,  syrinx. Suspecting chiari malformation and i just found out i'm pregnant i'm scared

Please dont be scare: Chiari i malformation is not life threatening and can be conservatively managed in most cases. Congratulations on your pregnancy- please enjoy it rather than worry as your mental state has an impact on the growing fetus. Good luck and well wishes! ...Read more

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What is a chiari malformation?

What is a chiari malformation?

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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Would a chiari malformation just disappear?

No: Arnold chiari malformation is the result of a malformation of the cerebellum and its relationship to the foramen magnum. Chiari type 1 may remain asymptomatic for a person's whole life. ...Read more

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What are the tests for chiari malformation?

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

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What are the symptoms of chiari malformation?

Sometimes nothing: Sometimes nothing, although seizures and headaches are possible. Depending on the severity weakness in the head and face, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, and nausea are also possible. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the chiari malformation?

I want to know what's the chiari malformation?

Chiari malformation: The most common chiari malformation is the type 1. There is a situation where two "tongues" of tissues called the cerebellar tonsils leave their normal anatomical position and herniated down through a hole at the base of the skull called the foramen magnum and can lead to compression of the brain stem. ...Read more

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Could I have chiari malformation. What's the symptoms?

Headache: The most common symptoms of chairi i malformation is headache. There may be other associated symptoms such as imbalance or loss of sensation in the upper extremities. ...Read more