Chiari I malformation

Case contributed by Dr Hidayatullah Hamidi


Bilateral lower limb weakness for 4 years

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

Marked caudal descent of cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum.

Syrinx formation along the spine more prominent in the thoracic level (from T3 to T8) 

No hydrocephalus. 

Case Discussion

Chiari I malformation characterized by a caudal descent of the cerebellar tonsil through the foramen magnum. It is more frequently seen in female (as in our case).

Treatment for patient with syrinx consists of decompressing the posterior fossa.

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Case information

rID: 56863
Published: 26th Nov 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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