Chiari conundrum: researchers tackle a brain puzzle for the 21st century.

@article{Voelker2009ChiariCR,
  title={Chiari conundrum: researchers tackle a brain puzzle for the 21st century.},
  author={Rebecca Voelker},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2009},
  volume={301 2},
  pages={147-9}
}
CHICAGO—In 1891, when Hans Chiari, MD, published his first account of abnormalities in the brain at the craniocervical junction, the Austrian pathologist could hardly have imagined the questions his work eventually would raise. Chiari discovered these anomalies while performing postmortem examinations on children and adolescents with cerebral hydrocephalus. He described the irregularities as “cone-shaped projections” of the cerebellum that protruded below the foramen magnum and into the spinal… CONTINUE READING