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What to do if I have arnold chiari malformation 1 and now I also have lupus. I am very active, but will that end?

Close follow up! Arnold Chiari 1 occurs when part of the brain (cerebellum) presses into the opening at the base of the skull. The future depends more on what what your Neuro exams show over time. Symptoms may be mild (such as headache when sneezing) or more significant (imbalance/weakness). In lupus, ~ 70% of people can do very well while on therapy. Close follow up with MD's = best Rx to maintain active life!! Read more...

My 15 yr old just got diagnosed with arnold chiari malformation where is the best hospital to take him too.

Arnold Chiari. Arnold chiari malformation is a diagnosis more common in children than adults. In texas, houston or dallas children's hospital will give an expert evaluation and opinion as to whether an operation is indicated or other options are needed. Trust both hospitals. You are in a good location to get the help your child needs. Read more...

If I have a arnold chiari malformation, what are the chances that my son will have these problems too?

Low. Chiari malformation can be isolated, occur secondary to spina bifida, or be part of many different patterns of birth defects (syndromes). If isolated (no other birth defects, medical issues), then it exhibits multifactorial determination in most cases, deriving from multiple genes and in utero environmental factors. This implies a 2-3% risk for each of your children to have chiari. Read more...
Low risk. The chiari malformations are different types of defects of the posterior brain. The type two chiari is called arnold chiari and is associated with spina bifida and many malformations of the brain and spinal cord. If this is what you have, it is a congenital defect that is sporatic. Rare cases may be genetic. A good genetic consultation would be appropriate. Read more...

What is the treatment for arnold-chiari malformation?

Open up space. Surgery is done to make more space around the cerebellar tonsils which have descended below a bony landmark called the foramen magnum. Bone is removed in the suboccipital area and extended down over the cervical bones as needed to take any bone over the tonsils off. The dura or covering over the tonsils can be opened and a patch sewn over the area to increase the space. Read more...

How dangerous is surgery for the arnold chiari malformation in a 18-month old?

It is. Chiari described different types of developmental defects of the cerebellum. Type 2 is associated with spina bifida, type 3 and type 4 are severe defects. You are probably talking about type 2 associated with spina bifida. It can cause breathing and swallowing problems. Treatment with surgery is controversial. Read more...

Do you think that berret's esophagus can be caused by arnold chiari malformation?

No they are not . Related to each other at all. However, if experiencing severe secondary symptoms to the arnold-chiari malformation in terms of GI like nausea and vomiting over an extended period of time it may or with chronic use of Aspirin or other non steroidal anti inflammatory medications to control symptoms like a headache then it is a possibility secondary to their use as well. Read more...

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...