Basic Summary for Chiari Malformation


Main name of condition: Chiari Malformation
Other names or spellings: Arnold-Chiari malformation

What is Chiari Malformation?
  Brief description of Chiari Malformation: Protrusion of the brain down the spinal column.
  Parent types of Chiari Malformation: Brain conditions
  Organs Affected by Chiari Malformation: brain
How serious is Chiari Malformation?
  Prognosis of Chiari Malformation: Most patients who have surgery experience a reduction in their symptoms. Some patients may experience prolonged periods of relative stability. Infants with very severe malformations may have life-threatening complications. 1
  Complications of Chiari Malformation: see complications of Chiari Malformation
What causes Chiari Malformation?
  Causes of Chiari Malformation: see causes of Chiari Malformation
What are the symptoms of Chiari Malformation?
  Symptoms of Chiari Malformation: see symptoms of Chiari Malformation
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Chiari Malformation: see treatments for Chiari Malformation

1. excerpt from NINDS Chiari Malformation Information Page: NINDS

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