Chiari II malformation

Case contributed by Dr Arthur Daire

Presentation

Child with a midline lower thoracic - upper lumbar spinal defect. MRI for further investigation.

Patient Data

Age: 11 months
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

Brain:

  1. tonsillar herniation, 15mm below foramen magnum.
  2. small posterior fossa.
  3. hydrocephalus: extensive.
  4. absent corpus callosum.

Spine:

  1. large thoracolumbar cystic mass with cord and nerve root within it (Myelomeningocele).
  2. syringomyelia in mid-thoracic cord.
  3. no tethered cord.

Case Discussion

The findings are consistent with Chiari II malformation.

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Case Information

rID: 31025
Case created: 16th Sep 2014
Last edited: 4th Oct 2015
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