An unusual presentation of Chiari i malformation

Capi Seeger Scheidler, Meredith Golomb

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Abstract

The most typical symptom of Chiari malformation type I in children is headache. The authors describe a 14-year-old girl who presented with a 3-year history of gait decline and no headache, which is very unusual. After surgery to correct the Chiari I malformation, the patient's gait improved; however, she went on to develop decreased hand use with joint deformities. She was diagnosed with a probable connective tissue disorder. Patients with connective tissue disorders are at increased risk for developing Chiari I malformation. The authors discuss the possible reasons for the unusual presentation of the Chiari I malformation and possible mechanisms. The unusual presentation of Chiari I delayed this young patient's diagnosis and treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1527-1530
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Volume28
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2013

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Gait
Connective Tissue
Headache
Arnold-Chiari Malformation
Hand
Joints
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • atrophic scarring
  • connective tissue disorder
  • foot
  • gait
  • hand
  • headache
  • joint
  • pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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An unusual presentation of Chiari i malformation. / Scheidler, Capi Seeger; Golomb, Meredith.

In: Journal of Child Neurology, Vol. 28, No. 11, 11.2013, p. 1527-1530.

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Scheidler, Capi Seeger ; Golomb, Meredith. / An unusual presentation of Chiari i malformation. In: Journal of Child Neurology. 2013 ; Vol. 28, No. 11. pp. 1527-1530.
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