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CHIARI MALFORMATION TYPE I – CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE
Ioana Cociasu, Mihnea Pastia, Irene Davidescu, Ioan Buraga and Bogdan O. Popescu
Chiari malformations are congenital defects involving the cerebral structures in the posterior fossa. They range from asymptomatic cerebellar tonsil herniation beside the brainstem, to cerebellar aplasia. These conditions were first described in 1890 and are still considered a rare occurrence even though they are more likely under-diagnosed rather than rare. We report the case of a 44 year old woman with Chiari type I malformation and associated cervical syringomyelia.
Keywords: type I, syringomyelia, syrinx, Arnold-Chiari, headache, tonsil herniation, congenital
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