Arnold-Chiari malformation

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Ar·nold-Chi·a·ri mal·for·ma·tion

(ar'nŏld kē-ah'rē), [MIM*207950]
malformed posterior fossa structures associated with caudad traction and displacement of the rhombencephalon as caused by tethering of the spinal cord; may be accompanied in some cases by spina bifida and associated anomalies such as meningomyelocele; usually multifactorial in inheritance.

Arnold-Chiari malformation

A congenital compression deformity of the lower brain, which is characterised by herniation of the cerebellar tonsils and distal medulla oblongata through the foramen magnum into the spinal canal. The Arnold-Chiari malformation is accompanied by compression of the 4th ventricle and firm adhesions at the cisterna magna.

Arnold-Chiari malformation

Neurology A congenital compression deformity of the 'lower brain' characterized by herniation of the cerebellar tonsils and distal medulla oblongata through the foramen magnum into the spinal canal; ACM is accompanied by compression of the 4th ventricle and firm adhesions at the cisterna magna

Ar·nold-Chi·a·ri mal·for·ma·tion

(ahr'nŏld kē-ah'rē mal'fōr-mā'shŭn)
Deformity of posterior cranial fossa structures caused by tethering of the spinal cord with caudad traction and displacement of the rhombencephalon; may be accompanied by spina bifida and associated anomalies such as meningomyelocele; weak evidence of autosomal recessive inheritance.

Arnold,

Julius, German pathologist, 1835-1915.
Arnold bodies - small portions or minute fragments of erythrocytes.
Arnold-Chiari deformity - Synonym(s): Arnold-Chiari malformation
Arnold-Chiari malformation - malformed posterior fossa structures. Synonym(s): Arnold-Chiari deformity; Arnold-Chiari syndrome; cerebellomedullary malformation syndrome
Arnold-Chiari syndrome - Synonym(s): Arnold-Chiari malformation

Chiari,

Hans, German pathologist, 1851-1916.
Arnold-Chiari deformity - Synonym(s): Arnold-Chiari malformation
Arnold-Chiari malformation - see under Arnold, Julius
Arnold-Chiari syndrome - Synonym(s): Arnold-Chiari malformation
Budd-Chiari syndrome - Synonym(s): Chiari syndrome
Chiari disease - Synonym(s): Chiari syndrome
Chiari net - abnormal fibrous or lacelike strands in the right atrium.
Chiari syndrome - thrombosis of the hepatic vein with great enlargement of the liver and extensive development of collateral vessels, intractable ascites, and severe portal hypertension. Synonym(s): Budd-Chiari syndrome; Budd syndrome; Chiari-Budd syndrome; Chiari disease; Rokitansky disease (2)
Chiari-Budd syndrome - Synonym(s): Chiari syndrome
Chiari II syndrome - elongation of medulla and cerebellar tonsils and vermis with displacement through the foramen magnum into the upper spinal canal.
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Finally, on March 9, after the results of my scan came back, I was diagnosed with a rare condition called Arnold Chiari Malformation.
Arnold Chiari Malformation--Type 1: MRI brain of a 53 year old lady, who presented with history of seizures, showed peg like descent of the cerebellar tonsils ~9mm, favouring the diagnosis of Arnold Chiari Malformation Type 1.
The Ann Conroy Trust, based in Dunchurch, near Rugby, provides support for sufferers of Arnold Chiari malformation and syringomyelia which cause disruption of spinal fluid around the brain.