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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2017 Mar-Apr;55(2):260-263.

[Type I Chiari malformation associated with cerebellar atrophy. Case report].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Grupo de Investigación en Ciencias de la Salud y Neurociencias, Universidad de Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.


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Chiari malformation is characterized by caudal displacement of the cerebellar tonsils that penetrate into the spinal canal through the foramen magnum, achieving reach the atlas or axis. trunk and any drop of the fourth ventricle is observed. Typically is seen in young adults. In some cases scoliosis and Syringomyelic cavities may occur. The authors present (as far as they know) the first case in the literature with long term follow-up, of a caucasian woman with an unusual form of cerebellar atrophy and Chiari Type I malformation, suffering from weakness in his upper and lower extremities with rapidly progression. The patient was successfully treated with suboccipital decompression and C1 laminectomy.


Arnold-Chiari malformation; Laminectomy; Neural tube defects

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