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What is arnold chiari syndrome?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: 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?

In brief: 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?
Dr. William Goldie
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