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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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Dr. Jennifer Berkeley
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Chiari Syndrome (Definition)

Chiari syndrome is a rare disease in which the veins of the liver are narrowed and obstructed. The cause of Chiari syndrome is often unknown. Individuals will usually have symptoms of abdominal pain and the feeling of excess fluid building up ...Read more


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Should i be concerned if my mum has arnold chiari syndrome i trying 2 find out what the average life expectancy is for people with this?

Should i be concerned if my mum has arnold chiari syndrome i trying 2 find out what the average life expectancy is for people with this?

Chiari: It needs to be monitored with scans especially if she has chairi symptoms. This could be congenital as well. As long as it stable, and she is asymptomatic, it does not cause any problems should consult neurosurgeon and neurology. ...Read more

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What is arnold chiari syndrome?

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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Could a budd chiari syndrome patient survive without treatment?

Check out this link.: This syndrome can be a component of various conditions listed on this link, thus u don't treat the syndrome but the underlying disease. If u don't treat the main illness, life span will be shorter. God bless u! http://www.Patient.Co.Uk/doctor/budd-chiari-syndrome.Htm. ...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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What is the treatment for arnold-chiari malformation?

What is the treatment for arnold-chiari malformation?

Open up space: Surgery is done to make more space around the cerebellar tonsils which have descended below a bony landmark called the foramen magnum. Bone is removed in the suboccipital area and extended down over the cervical bones as needed to take any bone over the tonsils off. The dura or covering over the tonsils can be opened and a patch sewn over the area to increase the space. ...Read more

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Hi. I have a type 1 Arnold Chiari Malformation and I'm currently waiting to see a neurologist to find out what treatment is necessary. However I was just wondering what symptoms and signs a doctor looks for when deciding whether or not it is necessary to

Hi. I have a type 1 Arnold Chiari Malformation and I'm currently waiting to see a neurologist to find out what treatment is necessary. However I was just wondering what symptoms and signs a doctor looks for when deciding whether or not it is necessary to

Arnold Chiari: The answer is a bit complicated and management depends on the extent of symptoms you are experiencing. Additionally, the neurologist will review imaging studies of your brain to determine the necessity or type of treatment. Be sure to make your appointment and write down questions you have for the doctor :) ...Read more

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Could you explain what is arnold-chiari 1 syndrome?

Could you explain what is arnold-chiari 1 syndrome?

Congenital Crowding: Congenital malformation. Is generally asymptomatic during childhood, but often manifests with headaches and cerebellar symptoms. Herniation of cerebellar tonsils. ...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 is the definition or description of: budd chiari syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: budd chiari syndrome?

Liver veins obstruct: Budd chiari syndrome is defined as the clinical presentation ( symptoms) related to the occlusion or obstruction of the hepatic ( liver) veins. Most of the time, it is represented by abdominal pain, ascite ( increased abdominal fluids) and hepatomegaly ( increased liver size, caused by veins obstruction). It can be acute or chronic. ...Read more

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