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Dr. Jennifer Berkeley
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Chiari Syndrome (Overview)

It is a congenital disorder when the cerebellum, the part of the brain which controls balance, is below the foramen magnum (which is a opening at the base of the skull). Symptoms of a chiari malformation could be balance issues, neck pain, numbness to arms, and headaches. If symptoms are severe, a patient can seek consultation with a neurosurgeon to discuss if they could benefit from surgery


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What sort of disease is chiari syndrome?

What sort of disease is chiari syndrome?

Three types: Chiari malformations come in three types (i, ii, and iii). Type i is, by far, the most common. There is a hole at the bottom of the skull where the spinal cord exits (the foramen magnum). If the back part of the skull is not large enough to house the cerebellum, the lower portion of the cerebellum can push through the foramen magnum and into the spinal canal - this is a chiari i malformation. ...Read more

Dr. Jennifer Berkeley
41 doctors shared insights

Chiari Syndrome (Overview)

It is a congenital disorder when the cerebellum, the part of the brain which controls balance, is below the foramen magnum (which is a opening at the base of the skull). Symptoms of a chiari malformation could be balance issues, neck pain, numbness to arms, and headaches. If symptoms are severe, a patient can seek consultation with a neurosurgeon to discuss if they could benefit from surgery


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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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My doctor diagnosed me with chiari syndrome. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

My doctor diagnosed me with chiari syndrome. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

CHIARI-1: When talking about chiari syndrome, usually it means type one which is the commonest type and usually diagnsed incidentally when brain MRI is done to work up for headache.It is an elongation of cerebellar tonsil which is the central part of cerebellum, if it measures less than 4-6 mm below the foramen magna, it stays assymptomatic, or it can cause headache, dizziness, sleep apnea and unsteadiness. ...Read more

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Md wants to treat chiari syndrome. What if I don't?

Md wants to treat chiari syndrome. What if I don't?

No need to treat: A chiari malformation type 1 is not a dangerous condition. It is usually found incidentally during the workup for a headache. The only reason to have surgery is to relieve symptoms, and often the symptoms and the chiari are unrelated so the surgery doesn't help. If your symptoms are manageable, then i would avoid surgery. ...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 sort of disease is chiari syndrome?

Three types: Chiari malformations come in three types (i, ii, and iii). Type i is, by far, the most common. There is a hole at the bottom of the skull where the spinal cord exits (the foramen magnum). If the back part of the skull is not large enough to house the cerebellum, the lower portion of the cerebellum can push through the foramen magnum and into the spinal canal - this is a chiari i malformation. ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: Chiari syndrome?

Chiari Malformation: It is a congenital disorder when the cerebellum, the part of the brain which controls balance, is below the foramen magnum (which is a opening at the base of the skull). Symptoms of a chiari malformation could be balance issues, neck pain, numbness to arms, and headaches. If symptoms are severe, a patient can seek consultation with a neurosurgeon to discuss if they could benefit from surgery ...Read more

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How will having chiari syndrome mess up my health later in life?

How will having chiari syndrome mess up my health later in life?

Probably won't: A type 1 chiari malformation is usually asymptomatic, but on occasion may cause symptoms such as headaches or sensory changes in the face or arms. Chiari's are often discovered incidentally when someone is being worked up for headache or other neurologic symptoms that are unrelated. Unless you have specific related symptoms, then it should cause you no complications later in life. ...Read more

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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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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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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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