Chiari Malformation Overview
What is Chiari malformation?
Chiari malformation is a structural defect in a part of the skull that houses the cerebellum. The cerebellum is the part of the brain that controls movement. If the lower, rear portion of the skull is under-sized, then the pressure on the cerebellum can interfere with normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid. The blockage of CSF flow can cause a variety of symptoms.
What are the symptoms of Chiari malformation?
Symptoms of Chiari malformation include dizziness, muscle weakness, numbness, changes in vision, chronic headaches, and problems with balance and coordination.
How does the doctor treat Chiari malformation?
Treatment of Chiari malformation includes medications to control symptoms and surgery.
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