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Can you explain arnold chiari?

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Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Arnold chiari

Arnold chiari is a congenital malformation of the cerebellar tonsils and medulla, they displace downward through the foramen magnum causing hydrocephalus.
Suggest you look at a book of anatomy to understand this complicated syndrome.

In brief: Arnold chiari

Arnold chiari is a congenital malformation of the cerebellar tonsils and medulla, they displace downward through the foramen magnum causing hydrocephalus.
Suggest you look at a book of anatomy to understand this complicated syndrome.
Dr. Pietro Seni
Dr. Pietro Seni
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery

In brief: Chiari Malformation

Chiari malformations are when the base opening of the skull is too big allowing part of the cerebellum to come through the opening and compress the brainstem or spinal cord.
They can be mild or very severe with associated abnormalities like a syrinx(hole in the spinal cord), and other problems.

In brief: Chiari Malformation

Chiari malformations are when the base opening of the skull is too big allowing part of the cerebellum to come through the opening and compress the brainstem or spinal cord.
They can be mild or very severe with associated abnormalities like a syrinx(hole in the spinal cord), and other problems.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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