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Chiari malformation: Over the years there has been a good deal of discussion about heredity. There have been reported families with more than one family member having a chiari - in my own practice the pressence of multiple family members with chiari has been quite rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incomplete question: This site can provide valuable incite for many issues if you use it properly. When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review.Like what malformation you are talking about. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete,We do not have access to any previous question or data you use to sign up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neurologist can help: The circle of willis, or willis polygon, is a ring of arteries (blood vessels carrying fresh oxygenated blood) that supply blood to the brain. Whether or not a malformation there causes problems depends on things such as where the abnormal artery is, is it too big or too small, is there still adequate blood flow through alternate arteries, etc... An angiogram can give a details of the arteries. ...Read more
Have malformation type 1 with 8 mm hernniatination. I have in serious pain emergancy room dr said there Is nothing they can do. Please help.
They are correct: Definitive treatment for a Chiari malformation has to be neurosurgical so they are not telling you an untruth. Perhaps, they could choose the medication they are going to suggest for the component of the pain but that's to the discretion and judgment of each physician who sees you and has to decide what to do conservatively while you look for a surgeon to take care of the problem once and for all ...Read more
Unusual: Some CMs are asymptomatic and do not interfere with a person’s activities of daily living.Medications may ease symptoms, such as pain.Surgery, only treatment available to correct functional disturbances or halt the progression of damage to the central nervous system. Most who have surgery see reduction in their symptoms and/or prolonged periods of relief. More serious with syringomyelia assoc. ...Read more
Brain Development: When the embryo's forebrain does not divide to form bilateral cerebral hemispheres (the left and right halves of the brain), it causes defects in the development of the face and in brain structure and function. In less severe cases, babies are born with normal or near-normal brain development and facial deformities that may affect the eyes, nose, and upper lip.The condition can be mild or severe. ...Read more
AVMs is general term: The word "arteriovascular" malformations could mean just arterial malformations or perhaps you are referring to arteriovenous malformations (avms) which occur arteries are connected directly to veins without any capillaries in between. The symptoms they cause (no symptoms, pain, bleeding, etc.) and how worrisome they are depends on their size and location. ...Read more
How is an AV malformation of the scrutum usually treated, it's rare I know but I am dreading surgery and really scared, please help! ?
Surgically: It is very rare.Treatment is surgical. I am sure the surgeon will be very careful. Good luck. ...Read more
Low cerebellum.: The tip or bottom of the cerebellum, the posterior brain controlling coordination, may extend be too low, and lie behind the spper spinal cord where it can get pinched. Chiari is graded according to severity. Wickipedia has a good article on chiari malformation listing the grading. ...Read more