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Arnold–Chiari Malformation, or often simply known as Chiari Malformation, is a malformation of the brain. Chiari malformation consists of a downward displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum (the opening at the base of the skull), sometimes causing non-communicating hydrocephalus as a result of obstruction of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) outflow. The cerebrospinal fluid outflow is caused by phase difference in outflow and influx of blood in the vasculature of the brain. Person with Chiari Malformation often experienced headaches, fatigue, muscle weakness in the head and face, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, nausea, impaired coordination, and, in severe cases, paralysis.
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I was just diagnosed with Chiari 1 Malformation last week and I just received the written results of my MRI but haven't met with a Neurosurgon or Neurologist yet, please help (if you can) interpret what it means. My general doctor didn't seem to…Continue
I was diagnosed with CM this past November with a 10mm herniation. I finally met my NS on Jan 22. When I initally spoke to him he said he would only suggest surgery about 50/50 until my husband reminded me to give him what my eye doctor asked me to…Continue
Hiya all,Just a quickie, I was wandering where you are all from? I'm in the UK in the West Midlands but I know a lot of you are in the USA. From what you have read on here or experienced how does the care/knowledge of the condition differ depending…Continue
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Welcome to ChiariSupport.org. We're glad you found our Community site. The purpose of this community is for people affected by a Chiari Malformation (types I-IV) to provide each other with emotional support. We are patients helping patients. We also have some parents/family members of those who suffer from Chiari Malformation.
What can you do on ChiariSupport.org?
1. Share your story on "My Page".
2. Start a new discussion on "Forum" and "Discussions".
3. Welcome new members with a comment on their page Welcoming Them To the group.
4. Share your photos/videos that inspire you or help you cope with living with Chiari Malformation.
5. Comment on other discussions and get to know your fellow members, make friends and get the support that WE ALL need.