Someone mentioned their child has this.
wow... finally someone with this like myself. I was diagnosed with a chiari malformation type I almost 4 years ago by accident. This is when the cellebrum (spelling?) which is at the base of the brain stem,is pushed downward into the spinal cord. This is normally diagnosed accidentally when getting a brain MRI. It can go undiagnosed w/o symptoms or can cause an array of symptoms from headaches in back of the head, neck area to paralyzes. I was told by a specialist that I need to get a repeat every year to make sure the size hasn't increase which would mean its being pushed down out of the actual scull more. My symptoms were not life threatening enough for the surgery to correct. The surgery is very ify and could actually make things worse. Go see a neurologist preferably a specialist that deals with Chiari malformation. Good luck. FYI...The actual name is Arnold Chiari Malformation either type I or II.
Answer by cristypat at 8:49 PM on Feb. 24, 2011
No clue but this site has always been helpful when I need to look something up http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/chiari/detail_chiari.htm
Answer by Jademom07 at 8:45 PM on Feb. 24, 2011
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Where did the polls go? Did they move it I cant find it.