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What is the link between chiari malformation and syringomyelia?

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Dr. Atif Haque
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Chiari

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

In brief: Chiari

Additionally, though i sometimes recommend observation with some chiari patients, those with syringomyelia i offer surgical decompression.
Dr. Atif Haque
Dr. Atif Haque
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Sometimes both are present. Look for other when one is found.

In brief: Sometimes

Sometimes both are present. Look for other when one is found.
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: CSF dynamics

Chiari may alter the flow of cerebrospinal fluid at the cervico-cranial junction and may cause fluid pulsations and widening of the central canal.
Theories abound but no definite mechanism has been confirmed. Usually the chiari and syrinx are diagnosed together so it is hard to tell if they are congenital, or if the chiari is causative.

In brief: CSF dynamics

Chiari may alter the flow of cerebrospinal fluid at the cervico-cranial junction and may cause fluid pulsations and widening of the central canal.
Theories abound but no definite mechanism has been confirmed. Usually the chiari and syrinx are diagnosed together so it is hard to tell if they are congenital, or if the chiari is causative.
Dr. Soren Singel
Dr. Soren Singel
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