Chiari malformation

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Mar 21, 2013 11:55pm
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Have any of you heard of Chiari malformation??

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Mar 22, 2013 12:08am
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As in Budd-Chiari the Hepatic venous malformation?

22 Mar
Arnold chiari malformation I think. Where the braine sloops down into the spinal chord
22 Mar
Nope. Not heard of that
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Mar 22, 2013 4:06pm
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Yes, i am a medical doctor...and know about the condition. There is basically 2 types of arnold chiari malformations of the brain. Type 1 (cerebellar tonsils are not in there normal place), usually presents at the age of 15yrs with a hydrocephalus (water on the brain) or with central spinal cord syndrome (compression pf the spinal cord). Type 2 (herniation of cerebellum, 4the ventricle and medulla through the large opening in the skull called the foramen magnum) presents with a hydrocephalus (water on the brain) at birth. Why?

22 Mar
They (doctors) think I have it. But I can't have an mri cause I have a pacemaker. And I have all these wako symptoms. I had a ct scan but they nees a better image. But it makes sense cause I was born 3 months early. I just am looking for answers I guess :(
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Mar 22, 2013 4:09pm
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How old are u? And what symptoms do u have?

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