Chiari Malformations have been classified as Types (I and II. Chiari Malformations are not a common clinical neurological issue in adults, but their presence in newborns can be life threatening.
The consultation must include a comprehensive history, physical exam, and extensive imaging with consensus for treatment including the spectrum of observation and surgery.
Symptoms of Type I Chiari Malformation
Many of our patients show no symptoms, and CM has been detected when tests for unrelated disorders are performed. Classic symptoms of Type I Chiari Malformation generally occur after the patient has coughed, sneezed, or strained.
- Severe Headache
- Neck Pain
- Poor motor skills
- Numbness and tingling in hands & feet
- Difficulty swallowing, often choking
- Vision problems
- Speech problems, hoarseness
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