It is a condition in which brain tissue extends downwards into the spinal canal. It is due to an abnormally small skull or misshapen and is usually seen at birth. Clinically patients may have difficulty swallowing and pain. Monitoring the patient and surgical intervention whenever necessary are the treatment options available.
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Query: Hello doctor, I want your opinion about my Chiari malformation shown and described below. I am a 55-year-old female with a history of single major depressive disorder. I had COVID (Corona Virus Disease) almost seven months back. I have had headaches, brain fog, memory loss, falling, neck and ear pai... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel sorry for your frequent headache issue, but the good thing is that we have a diagnosis, which is Arnold-Chirari type 1. You need to do a screening magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine to look for associated findings like syrinx within the cord. Surgery is ... Read Full »