Clinical features of Chiari I malformations

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BACKGROUND: With the advent of MRI, the diagnosis of Chiari I malformation is being made in younger patients, often with minimal or no neurologic symptoms.

CLINICAL FEATURES: The symptoms and signs of a Chiari I malformation may be related to the compression of neural and/or dural structures at the cranio-cervical junction or may be related to the associated syringomyelia. Scoliosis is a particularly important and common finding in those children with syringomyelia.

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  • Chiari malformation
  • Signs
  • Symptoms
  • Syringomyelia

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  • Paul Steinbok

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