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What is a type 2 chiari malformation?
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Brain abnormality.
A type 2 chiari malformation is a brain abnormality a baby is born with, where the lower part of the brain bulges down through the hole in the base of the skull.
Babies with this malformation may show symptoms like poor feeding, difficulty breathing, and weakness. It is almost always associated with spina bifida as well.

In brief: Brain abnormality.
A type 2 chiari malformation is a brain abnormality a baby is born with, where the lower part of the brain bulges down through the hole in the base of the skull.
Babies with this malformation may show symptoms like poor feeding, difficulty breathing, and weakness. It is almost always associated with spina bifida as well.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Structural defects
Chiari 2 is a condition where the cerebellum and brainstem descend into the spinal canal, and is usually associated with a form of spina bifida called myelomeningocele, where the spinal cord is exposed at birth.
Treatment typically involves surgery.

In brief: Structural defects
Chiari 2 is a condition where the cerebellum and brainstem descend into the spinal canal, and is usually associated with a form of spina bifida called myelomeningocele, where the spinal cord is exposed at birth.
Treatment typically involves surgery.
Dr. Tung Nguyen
Dr. Tung Nguyen
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