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Is chiara malformation hereditary?

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 more

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What is an arteriovenous malformation (avm), and is it hereditary?

What is an arteriovenous malformation (avm), and is it hereditary?

Can be: Arteriovenous malformation or avm is an abnormal connection between veins and arteries, usually congenital. Sometimes it is hereditary. ...Read more

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Chiari malformation: is it disabling, painful, hereditary?

Chiari malformation: is it disabling, painful, hereditary?

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 more

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Are all heart malformations hereditary, or are they sometimes just bad luck?

Are all heart malformations hereditary, or are they sometimes just bad luck?

No: Some cardiac malformations are part of syndromes that can be inherited. Others are part of syndromes that occur sporadically. Still others are isolated defects that can have a variety of non-genetic causes. ...Read more

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I have a question about arteriovenous malformations; are they birth defects or hereditary?

I have a question about arteriovenous malformations; are they birth defects or hereditary?

Can be either: They can be either spontaneous or they can be inherited. Sometimes entire families are effected by certain vascular malformations. ...Read more

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Does the size of the malformation matter?

Does the size of the malformation matter?

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 more

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If I have a malformation of the willis polygon, what can happen ?

If I have a malformation of the willis polygon, what can happen ?

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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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.

 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

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Can you die from chairi malformation?

Can you die from chairi malformation?

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