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Is Chiara Malformation Hereditary
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
Arnold Chiari: There are several types of chiari malformation. Type one consists of an extension of the cerebellum below the foramen magnum. Most people with that do not have any symptoms. Type 2 is associated with a spinal cord malformation. Under certain circumstances the malformation may move further through the foramen magnum and prevent the flow of spinal fluid and increae pressure on the brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have chiara malformation type 2.I've been having trembling/spasms on back of neck in the middle..Could chiara malformation cause this/pinch nerve?
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
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
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