Headache in Chiari malformation: a distinct clinical entity?

  title={Headache in Chiari malformation: a distinct clinical entity?},
  author={R Kesler and Jorge E Mendizabal},
  journal={The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association},
  volume={99 3},
A relatively common group of developmental anomalies of the posterior fossa and its contents make up the Chiari malformations. The most common of these anomalies are the Chiari malformations type I and type II. Many patients with these defects are asymptomatic, but many of them suffer from headaches. Although the prevalence of common primary headache disorders in patients with Chiari malformations is similar to that of the general population, a particular type of occipital headaches occurs more… CONTINUE READING