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Headache. 1999 Jan;39(1):38-41.

Chiari-1 malformation, migraine, and sudden death.

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160-7314, USA.

Abstract

Sudden death occurring in a young man with Chiari-1 malformation after repeated attacks of headache and syncope that had been diagnosed as basilar migraine is reported. Autopsy revealed only Chiari malformation and syringomyelia. The ominous potential of syncope in this syndrome is emphasized.

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15613193
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