Arnold-Chiari malformation

a diagnostic challenge.

J. Susman, C. Jones, Douglas Howard Wheatley

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Abstract

Arnold-Chiari malformation is a disorder of embryologic development. In Type I, there is cerebellar displacement into the spinal canal, but hydrocephalus and syringomyelia are variable. Type II usually is manifested by severe hydrocephalus and myelomeningocele in infancy. Type I malformations may pose diagnostic challenges because they often produce bizarre and vague symptoms. A careful history and physical examination, coupled with neurologic testing, especially magnetic resonance imaging, will lead to the correct diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-211
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Volume39
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 1989

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Arnold-Chiari Malformation
Hydrocephalus
Syringomyelia
Meningomyelocele
Spinal Canal
Nervous System
Physical Examination
History
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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Arnold-Chiari malformation : a diagnostic challenge. / Susman, J.; Jones, C.; Wheatley, Douglas Howard.

In: American Family Physician, Vol. 39, No. 3, 01.03.1989, p. 207-211.

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