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What is the link between chiari malformation and syringomyelia?

What is the link between chiari malformation and syringomyelia?

Chiari: Additionally, though i sometimes recommend observation with some chiari patients, those with syringomyelia i offer surgical decompression. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Falci
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Syringomyelia (Definition)

Syringomyelia is a medical condition in which there is an abnormal collection of fluid in the spinal cord. This fluid collection can compress nerves and cause ...Read more


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What's the difference between chiari malformation and chiari syndrome?

What's the difference between chiari malformation and chiari syndrome?

Different: Arnold chiari malformation describes low lying cerebellar tonsils, and sometimes other posterior fossa abnormalities. Chiari syndrome can refer to the abnormality described above, or to budd chiari syndrome. Budd chiari syndrome has to do with clotting in the venous system of the liver and has nothing to do with arnold chiari malformation. ...Read more

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Can there be some connection between cervical dystonia and arnold chiari malformation?

Yes there is: Not only the dystonias but also other movement disorders such as the dyskinesias. Chiari malformation is readily treatable with decompression and may have a positive impact on the level of disability associated with these movement disorders. Please have it evaluated. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between multiple sclerosis and chiari malformation?

Simplest approach: An MRI of brain and upper cervical spinal cord will demonstrate the presence of a Chiari Malformation, and if MS, typical lesions will be present within the white matter in a classical distribution. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with mild chiari malformation between 4-5mm. Can this be causing the headaches in the back of my head?

I was diagnosed with mild chiari malformation between 4-5mm. Can this be causing the headaches in the back of my head?

AC: AC can cause back of the head pressure like headaches. Ask your doctor to recommend a mild medication for headache relief such as alleve, ibuprofen and continue with regular follow up to monitor this condition. ...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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Should a child have surgery for chiari malformation if he has no symptoms?

Should a child have surgery for chiari malformation if he has no symptoms?

Possibly: Typically, asymptomatic chiari type-1 malformations are not recommended to undergo a sub-occipital decompression unless there are other associated findings. In children, if there is associated hydrocephalus, or a cervical region syringomyelia, a sub-occipital decompression may be indicated. This is to prevent future neurological decline. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does chiari malformation show up as on an mri?

Chiari Malformation: Chiari malformation shows up on a MRI as an extension of the cerebellar tonsils (the lower part of the cerebellum) into the foramen magnum, with or without involving the brain stem. Normally, only the spinal cord passes through this opening. For more info please refer to chiari and syringomyelia foundation 29 crest loop staten island, ny 10312 info@csfinfo.Org http://www.Csfinfo.Org. ...Read more

Dr. James Goodrich
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Chiari Malformation (Definition)

Chiari malformation is a congenital condition where the connection between the brain and the ...Read more