The site navigation utilizes arrow, enter, escape, and space bar key commands. Up and Down arrows will open main level menus and toggle through sub tier links. Enter and space open menus and escape closes them as well. Tab will move on to the next part of the site rather than go through menu items. Chiari malformation is considered a congenital condition, although acquired forms of the condition have been diagnosed. In the s, a German pathologist, Professor Hans Chiari, first described abnormalities of the brain at the junction of the skull with the spine.
Chiari Malformation Fact Sheet
Chiari malformation - Wikipedia
A Chiari malformation is a problem in which a part of the brain the cerebellum at the back of the skull bulges through a normal opening in the skull where it joins the spinal canal. This puts pressure on parts of the brain and spinal cord, and can cause mild to severe symptoms. In most cases, the problem is present at birth congenital. There are several types of Chiari malformations, but type I is the most common. In type I, the cerebellum bulges through the normal opening at the base of the skull.
If you're suffering from Chiari malformation symptoms, the experts at the UPMC Chiari Center offer the most advanced treatments to help you return to leading an active and healthy lifestyle. At the UPMC Chiari Center, we take a comprehensive approach when evaluating you to determine the best treatment — or combination of treatments. To help diagnose Chiari malformation , our experts at the UPMC Chiari Center will ask about your symptoms and conduct a thorough physical exam. The treatment for Chiari malformation depends on the severity of your condition. For people who show symptoms, decompression surgery is often the best option.
This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed.