(Arnold-Chiari Malformation; Type II Chiari Malformation; Cerebellomedullary Malformation Syndrome)
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- Paralysis of the limbs
- Chronic cough or hoarseness
- Physical or occupational therapy can help improve muscular coordination and trembling. Braces or a wheelchair may also be needed.
- Speech therapy for speech or swallowing problems
- Medication to help manage headaches and pain
American Syringomyelia & Chiari Alliance Project http://www.asap.org
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov
Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation http://www.cnsfederation.org
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Chiari malformation. Comer Children’s Hospital website. Available at: http://www.uchicagokidshospital.org/online-library/content=P02592 . Accessed May 21, 2013.
Chiari malformations. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed . Updated March 12, 2012. Accessed May 21, 2013.
Chiari malformation information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/chiari/chiari.htm . Updated April 18, 2013. Accessed May 21, 2013.
- Reviewer: Rimas Lukas, MD; Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 05/2013 -
- Update Date: 03/18/2013 -
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