Symptoms of Chiari Malformation


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General information about symptoms of Chiari Malformation: The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible symptoms of Chiari Malformation. This symptom information has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of symptoms of Chiari Malformation. Furthermore, symptoms of Chiari Malformation may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of symptoms and whether they are indeed symptoms of Chiari Malformation.

List of symptoms of Chiari Malformation: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Chiari Malformation includes:

Symptoms of Chiari Malformation: Symptoms most often begin during infancy, although they may be delayed until adolescence or adulthood. Symptoms usually include vomiting, muscle weakness in the head and face, difficulty swallowing, and varying degrees of mental impairment. Paralysis of the arms and legs may also occur. As they grow older, adults and adolescents with Chiari malformation who previously were asymptomatic may show signs of progressive brain impairment, such as involuntary, rapid, downward eye movements. Other symptoms may include dizziness, headache, double vision, deafness, an impaired ability to coordinate movement, and episodes of acute pain in and around the eyes. 1

More symptoms of Chiari Malformation: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Chiari Malformation, underlying causes of Chiari Malformation, associated conditions for Chiari Malformation, risk factors for Chiari Malformation, or other related conditions.

Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Chiari Malformation Information Page: NINDS

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