A new form of herniation: the Chiari V malformation

  title={A new form of herniation: the Chiari V malformation},
  author={R. Shane Tubbs and Mitchel A. Muhleman and Marios Loukas and Walter Jerry Oakes},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
The Chiari malformations (CM) were first described by Hans Chiari roughly a century ago. Most of these malformations result in herniation of part of the cerebellum and brain stem into and through the foramen magnum. This herniation may cause impingement on the structures in the foramen magnum and upper part of the spinal canal with possible blockage of cerebral spinal fluid. Symptoms may include headache, neck pain, numbness of the extremities, dysphagia, nausea, and vomiting. Often the… 

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