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Chiari malformation: is it disabling, painful, hereditary?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: Arnold Chiari

There are several types of chiari malformation.
Type one consists of an extension of the cerebellum below the foramen magnum. Most people with that do not have any symptoms. Type 2 is associated with a spinal cord malformation. Under certain circumstances the malformation may move further through the foramen magnum and prevent the flow of spinal fluid and increae pressure on the brain.

In brief: Arnold Chiari

There are several types of chiari malformation.
Type one consists of an extension of the cerebellum below the foramen magnum. Most people with that do not have any symptoms. Type 2 is associated with a spinal cord malformation. Under certain circumstances the malformation may move further through the foramen magnum and prevent the flow of spinal fluid and increae pressure on the brain.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Daniel Elskens
Neurosurgery

In brief: Chiari malformation

There are four types of chiari malformations.
Most people are discussing type i. This usually involves compression of the cerebellum against the brainstem. This can lead to a syringomyelia. This is a fluid collection in the spinal cord which can lead to neurologic deficits. Overall headache is the number one symptom. Although there are instances within families it's not considered hereditary.

In brief: Chiari malformation

There are four types of chiari malformations.
Most people are discussing type i. This usually involves compression of the cerebellum against the brainstem. This can lead to a syringomyelia. This is a fluid collection in the spinal cord which can lead to neurologic deficits. Overall headache is the number one symptom. Although there are instances within families it's not considered hereditary.
Dr. Daniel Elskens
Dr. Daniel Elskens
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