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What causes Arnold-Chairi malformation?

The Chiari malformation is generally thought to be present from birth. However, in some instances, mild Chiari malformations may result from low CSF pressure. A closely related condition, basilar invagination may also be congenital or acquired (from arthritis). Chiari I malformations are a result of the smallest herniation of an otherwise normal hindbrain. The tonsils would normally be round but often become elongated as they protrude down the spinal canal.


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What is arnold-chiari malformation? - Arnold-Chiari malformation is a condition in which the back of the brain (cerebellum) extends down into the upper spinal canal.
What causes Arnold-Chairi malformation? - Mild Chiari malformations may result from low CSF pressure. Chiari I malformations are a result of the smallest herniation of an otherwise normal hindbrain.
What're the symptoms of Arnold-Chairi malformation? - Common symptoms of Arnold-Chairi malformation include headaches, neck pain, dizziness, vision problems, balance problems and muscle weakness.
How is Arnold-Chairi malformation diagnosed? - When the diagnosis is suspected, the study of choice is an MRI. The MR scan is the best way to diagnose a Chiari malformation.
What's the treatment for Arnold-Chairi malformation? - Arnold-Chiari Malformation may benefit from surgery in which the existing opening in the back of the skull is enlarged.
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