Chiari II malformation

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Neurological impairment since birth.

Patient Data

Age: Young adult

MRI brain

MRI of the brain demonstrates a small posterior fossa with low lying tentorial attachment posteriorly. The tectum is beaked and the corpus callosum dysgenic. Colpocephaly and hydrocephalus are present. Paediatric VP drain has migrated out of the ventricles.

Case Discussion

This patient was born with spina bifeda and a myelomeningocoele which was repaired in the neonatal period. 

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Case information

rID: 16048
Published: 11th Dec 2011
Last edited: 6th Nov 2015
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