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Childs Nerv Syst. 2001 May;17(6):373-5.

Cervical encephalocele in a newborn--Chiari III malformation. Case report and review of the literature.

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Department of Paediatrics, University of Münster, Albert-Schweitzer-Strasse 33, 48129 Münster, Germany.


Chiari malformations are brain stem anomalies with or without spinal canal involvement. The combination of brain stem and cerebellar anomaly with a cervical cele is named Chiari III malformation. Patients with this extremely rare defect frequently present with severe neurological defects and can have a poor prognosis. Following a report on a newborn child with a Chiari III malformation that took a fatal but typical course the literature is reviewed.

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